Saturday, March 15, 2008

LOVE This Joke My Sister Sent.....

And, I figure quite a few of my blogger buddies will, as well. (Gina, I'm thinking of you in particular here!)

A U.S. Department of Agriculture representative stopped at a farm and talked with an old farmer. He told the farmer, 'I need to inspect your farm.' The old farmer said, 'OK, but don't go in that field over yonder.'The Agriculture representative said, 'Mister, I have the authority of the United States Government with me. See this card? The card means I am allowed to go WHEREVER I WISH on any agricultural land. No questions asked or answered. Have I made myself clear? Do you understand?'

The old farmer nodded politely and went about his farm chores. Later, the old farmer heard loud screams and saw the Agriculture Rep run ning for the fence and close behind was the farmer's huge-horned prize bull. The bull was gaining on the Agriculture Rep with every step. The Rep was clearly terrified, so the old farmer immediately threw down his tools, ran to the fence and shouted out.....

'Your card! Your card! Show him your card!'


*grin* I hope that brings a Saturday Smile to all my friends!

Thanks for the support re the gardening plans.

Peter, I'll show that to the hubby!!! Maybe with 2 of those type bins in the back yard, we can keep from planting potatoes in the front yard. (Though, I think I'd still plant something else edible in the same bed. Just more a question of what, if we don't plant pototoes there.)

Barb, we have a short growing season in terms of the number of days, but a long growing season in terms of the amount of sunlight. Seeing as the days gradually get longer till the Summer solstice, at which point the sun doesn't set at all for almost a week, before beginning to gradually decrease in the amount of daylight we get, our veggies get a LOT of sun, over a rather short amount of time. This results in some gigantic cabbages & pumpkins & such for fair show-offs. *grin* However, it also means that you can almost SEE the growth taking place with things like lettuce & my sugar-snaps. *smile* However, I'm still rather new to gardening, so I don't know how well things will turn out. All I can hope is that I can grow enough to help provide my family with food.

Have a Blessed Day!

6 comments:

Robin said...

Why not grow some herbs in your front yard? They look more like flowers, and not only can you pick and use them, you can dry them for the winter.

Just an idea. I want to see pictures of whatever you grow and hear all about how it goes. Being a gardener, the thought of the difference in gardens in Alaska fascinates me.

Gina said...

Kati, that joke is hilarious. I cold add the name of my co-worker and it seems so real, hee hee. Thanks for the laugh 9I truly needed it).

thanks for all your supportive comments too. I needed those as well...

Celticspirit said...

Love the joke!
I agree with Robin on growing some herbs in the front yard. Good idea. Very interesting on your growing season Kati. Have you ever thought about growing gigantic zuchinni and using them for baseball bats? ;) Mine in the past have grown that big even without all the added sunlight.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Oh that is priceless! Thanks for the smile.

Still working on your tag BTW.

DirkStar said...

Now that's funny!

I'm finally starting to feel a bit better after nearly killing myself with diabetes...

Angel... said...

Wow.. I love that joke Kati..

Thanks for sharing

Angel