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  •  Thanks! This gives much to ponder. (2+ / 0-)
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    blue jersey mom, Ojibwa

    I forgot for a moment where we were talking about and that the sand would be a moving, almost living thing in that location.  And of course they'd want at least some of the garbage for fertilizer.  I wonder if they ground bonemeal out of some of the bones for that purpose?

    I remember coming out of Cairo after you cross the Nile, northish of where you turn to see the pyramids, and there are these immense farm fields in what I'd call bottom land there.  Lots of irrigation ditches and farmers with carts pulled by donkeys.  There were these enormous cabbages growing in the fields at the time I'm thinking of, I believe it was September.  I'd never seen such big cabbages.

    Okay, now I'm just babbling.  Thanks for answering my questions.  Like I said, much to ponder.  :)

    "The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places." Ernest Hemingway

    by Got a Grip on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 05:51:45 PM PST

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