Mrs Widds is a Futher-Mucking Genius!… and Other Stuff

Thanks to a new and improved courier service, the new carburetor from the arrived on time. Mrs Widds promptly whisked out her wrench set and proceeded to render it unto the generator.

I barely had time to put my feet up with a well-deserved cuppa, (I had facilitated the purchase of carburetor, my work was done) when I heard the dulcet tones of an internal combustion engine roll gently across the lawn. (actually a mud-soaked swamp, because it’s now Autumn on Widder Island, and that means rain, rain, and more rain, easing to a drizzle, then more rain)

Yes folks, Mrs Widds is indeed the Champion Champion!!! (Champion, being the brand of our generator – I figure I can get away with calling her the ‘Champion Champion’ for another 4 or 5 hours, before I start getting the ‘look’)

Is this the 'look' you were, perhaps foolishly, referring to?

Is this the ‘look’ you were, perhaps foolishly, referring to?


Elsewhere in Widder Island, we await the result of our federal election, (voting was today, 21st of October) in which everyone and her dog has posited an opinion, but no-one actually has a clue how it’s all going to turn out.


The first frosts of the season have come and gone and our garden didn’t fare well this year, not a bad crop of scarlet-runner beans …

The green one didn't want to get left behind

The green one didn’t want to get left behind

… but the real winner is, of course, the compost heap … we came across this strange wee beastie after the frost had turned a jungle of pumpkin-ish-looking leaves to slime …

Mysterious unknowable vegetable ... or is it?

Mysterious unknowable vegetable … or is it?

Does anyone of the gardener persuasion have any idea what this is? My suspicion is an unripe eggplant with separation issues, (not unlike the bean – could be a pattern developing here) judging from the seed pattern in the smaller one.


And finally, this, from my friend the Arch-Druidess.


30 comments on “Mrs Widds is a Futher-Mucking Genius!… and Other Stuff

  1. Always did like fooling around with tools. Your wife is definitely a genius.

    Hoping the election goes well – there are a lot of uninformed and misinformed people in the world who see no reason to investigate their beliefs.

    In my defense, I poke at mine with a stick periodically.

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    • Widdershins says:

      It wasn’t a terrible result, but still far too many pollies with their heads firmly buried in the sand, or other places. ๐Ÿ™‚ … if nothing else it’s going to be interesting watching them scuttle about trying to form new alliances.

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  2. Notice where our part of the world is on that cat’s anatomy. ๐Ÿ˜†

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  3. Ellen Hawley says:

    Love the map. It explains a lot.

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  4. jenanita01 says:

    I’m usually the one who fixes things around here, but can’t recall anyone ever calling me a MY genius!

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  5. acflory says:

    Bravo Mrs Widds!! No idea about the vegetable – looks kind of like a zucchini to me but…-shrug-
    As for that world map, I’m still laughing. -waves from the ball-

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  6. I too was thinking some kind of strange zucchini mutation, especially given the seeds. Eggplant seeds are much smaller and dark.

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  7. Every Mrs is worthy of a title or two

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  8. Jay says:

    Oh yes, that kind of prowess is worthy of some cheering!

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  9. Olga Godim says:

    Love the world cat. LOL.
    The election day in Vancouver (yesterday) was raining so hard, I think the turnout was much lower than it would’ve been, if it was clear. The weather was obviously against us, Vancouverites, voting. Perversely, it is sunshine and blue sky today.

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  10. What adventure. I love your way of writingโ€”how intimate and friendly it is. Thank you for including us in your world.

    The world cat is fantastic as well. Itโ€™s quite fitting.

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  11. Val says:

    Haha! I love the new atlas…! As for the weird veg, it looks like a slightly mis-shapen bell pepper. Dunno about the slices beside it though.

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    • Widdershins says:

      Heh, ๐Ÿ™‚ … we haven’t been game to chop it up and have a look yet ๐Ÿ™‚ … actually we’re hoping it’ll ripen a bit more in the house. ๐Ÿ™‚

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