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Monday, February 16, 2009

Get Growing

When I read the paper, I look forward to editorials by Verlyn Klinkenborg. He is sometimes dry and sometimes funny, but he talks to me on most days.

This article has a couple chuckles snuck in, just when you aren't looking.

Within the editorial is reference to “The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating” which recently appeared on The New York Times’s list of most-viewed stories for 2008.
Check it out.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/15/opinion/15sun4.html?th&emc=th
Sow Those Seeds!
By VERLYN KLINKENBORG
"In August 2004, I wrote a Rural Life editorial about the victory garden movement during World War II, noting that a national crisis had turned Americans — for a few years at least— into a nation of gardeners. Now we are in the midst of another crisis. And perhaps this is the moment for another national home gardening movement, a time when the burgeoning taste for local food converges with the desire to cut costs and take new control over our battered economic lives.
There are signs that some people are already thinking this way. A number of friends have said to me, wistfully, that if things get worse, they’ll just go to the country and learn to farm, as if learning to farm were like studying shorthand or learning to weld. "

Read on...

3 comments:

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

That is such a pretty picture...I am so longing for some color!

Deere Driver said...

Thanks!
Yep! Can't wait to see some new growth.
The quilting is helping hold me over till Spring.

Painted Hand Farm said...

You'll have to get in line for Ralph. Actually, we got a Simplicity for free along with a pick-up truck about six years ago now. Both came from a co-worker of mine who was moving out-of-state and offered to give his old truck for parts since mine was of the same year and his didn't run very well. He didn't like the people who bought his house so he wasn't going to leave them the lawn tractor either. It was loaded and ready to go when we picked up the truck. Needless to say, Ralph tuned them both up and they've been running like champs ever since. He can be a royal pain-in-the-@55 sometimes, but he's worth his weight in gold ten times over when it comes to making things work.