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Corn Flakes: Husker Updates, Tactical Bra, and Princess Leia’s Dress

If you don’t hear from me next week, blame the pumpkins.

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Ranch dispatch, July 3.

First shots have been fired in the annual War With the Pumpkins.

Jill Heemstra

These deceptively happy-looking future jack-o-lanterns attempt to take over the world every summer. They are making their move a little earlier than normal this year. Most certainly, it is an attempt to catch me off guard.

I have ceded a generous amount of territory to these orange (and white, blue, pink, gray, speckled and striped) spheres. The square footage allotted has increased in recent years, but that only has made them more hungry to take additional space.

When they were planted, they were so very tiny. And soooooo very far apart. It seeemed unlikely that they could fill all that space.

I underestimated my foe.

This year, I built a trellis for the cucumbers so that they have an escape route from their much larger cousins.

Jill Heemstra

You better hurry little cucumbers. The pumpkins are not far behind.

[apologies if the photos are at a weird orientation - they appeared correct in some views and not in others and the system isn’t letting me rotate them]

Corn Flakes

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Huskers defensive lineman Ty Robinson looks to be a force for the Big Red in 2023.

Nebraska Football: Bob Stoops is furious over comparing Oklahoma to the Huskers
Bob Stoops is big mad that anyone would compare what Nebraska football has been in the last decade and what Oklahoma might become in the SEC.

BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!! 4 STAR SOUTH FLORIDA WR JACORY BARNEY IS N!!!!! - Corn Nation
Huskers snag one of the best receivers in the Sunshine State.

Matt Rhule Has 1 Word Reaction To Today's Recruiting News - The Spun: What's Trending In The Sports World Today
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Nebraska football coach Matt Rhule revealed how he plans to make the Cornhuskers tougher at the point of attack.


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LPGA's Amy Olson to play in US Women's Open while 7 months pregnant
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The Weekly Dump

California man gets prison for nearly $9M phony cow manure-to-green energy investment scheme - ABC News
A California man is going to prison for running a cow dung-to-green energy scheme that authorities say was a load of manure

Then There’s This

Is the Army’s New Tactical Bra Ready for Deployment? | The New Yorker
It’s fire-resistant but not bulletproof, and was developed with help from eighteen thousand female soldiers.

Princess Leia dress from ‘Star Wars: a New Hope’ could fetch $2M at auction : NPR
Film crews though the gown, worn by Carrie Fisher’s character, had been destroyed after the production wrapped. Now it’s up for sale alongside 1,400 other items at a Hollywood auction.

Have a great Monday!