Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Undoubtedly Undaunted by the U's!

ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. Our Host, Mrs. Nesbitt hails from Great Britain. We started with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. We are now in our second year, round 4! This week's letter is, "U".

Umbrella

I have no idea why, but this image seems surreal to me. Is it just me?

Don't know what a Unimog is? Click on the word above to find out! My husband always wanted one. Instead, he bought a four wheel drive ambulance on EBay. This one belongs to a friend of ours who lives up in Angel Fire and we put the graphics on the "Mog" for him (we put all the graphics on for him). He bought it on EBay too. Nuts, huh?

Urn

You know, as in coffee urn, guys. Of course, there is the other one too, but I'd rather post this one.

It grows everywhere up in the mountains. Perhaps you never noticed on your hikes, but it is in the lichen family. It has incredible medicinal properties (the constituents need to be drawn out by a distilling process). It can kill the bacteria in the strep family. Usnea contains potent antibiotics which can halt infection and are broad spectrum and effective against all gram-positive and tuberculosis bacterial species. Works wonders on strep throat; far better than ANY anti-biotic out there. No, there is no double blind study to back that up with. Just good old empirical evidence for the past 1,000 years. Tinctures can be easily bought at your local naturopathic stores.

So, there you have it boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen. Today's lesson on Unimogs and Usnea!

3 comments:

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

I ADORE Unimogs!!
They're a really jacked up Mercedes 4 wheel all terrain.
My fav accessory is a gun turret on
top ... .

Oh yeah .. . the Urn is nice,too.

Paula said...

unbelievable

smith kaich jones said...

Wow. Like a litle red schoolhouse where we do our U's today. Unimog? How cool!!!

:) Debi

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