Monday, April 23, 2007

Leaning Tower of Tequila

The Century Plant continues to grow over 20 feet tall and now the base is doing something that scientists call "kaflooie." So last night I found a stud in the garage - not a lost beach bum but a stick of wood - and propped it up. I'm a proud owner of one of the biggest on the Island now, I mean the Century Plant flower stalk! Ah, ain't redneck engineering great?


Everett said...

Better stay upwind of that thing. It looks like it could kill you if it fell on ya!

Sam said...

You got that right - I estimate the stalk weights maybe about 500 pounds itself, very dense with stringy stuff. I'll need a chainsaw to cut it up when it's done blooming. s