Frozen Yogurt Made by Robots & Hops Grown on Rooftops
A quick update from Canada and revisiting a unique Pittsburgh garden
Hello from Canada! This week, Brooke and I are visiting Niagara Falls with our nephew Ezra so this post is an abbreviated one. The falls are bigger and more impressive than I ever imagined. The town that’s developed around the falls is also full of way more fun houses and arcades and ice cream shops and mini golf courses and chain restaurants than I ever imagined. Niagara Falls is probably one of the most overstimulating places I’ve ever visited.
Last night Brooke and Ezra stood inside the Ripley’s Believe It or Not gift shop and watched a robotic hand in a glass box prepare two cups of frozen yogurt before topping them with M&Ms, just as they had instructed it to do. A few hours before, we stood at the edge of a quiet pond, watching a beaver carry a stick through the water. Niagara Falls has it all!
We might try to find that beaver again today. Now let’s rewind to a few weeks back, when I wrote about a unique set of plantings and thematic raised beds on the top of Pittsburgh’s convention center. I initially visited the roof garden to film a segment for NEXTpittsburgh and today we released it. So here’s a chance to revisit that downtown roof in video form and watch me get a bit overexcited about their range of plantings:
Has anyone else experimented with growing their own hops and brewing their own beer?
And one more thing: I planted acorn squash as part of a Three Sisters garden in our backyard and I just found the first one.
I’m not sure when it will be ready to harvest. Let me know if anyone has any acorn squash harvesting tips.
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