Posted by Joke at 7:58 AM
MsCellania posted at 12:14 PM, February 19, 2008
on de Plain.
I know His Pain.
Joke posted at 3:47 PM, February 19, 2008
Oh, the way he was acting, you would have thought we were facing one of those Communist-engineered famines.
HEATHER posted at 3:49 PM, February 19, 2008
Was the hydroponics store like a head shop? I can only imagine!
meggie posted at 5:10 PM, February 19, 2008
One would think, if there was any justice or plan to the world, the 'powers that be' would be so overjoyed to see a small child take an interest in growing something, instead of wreaking havoc & destruction of nature, at every turn, 'fate' might smile upon the child & encourage him! Hmmph.
shula posted at 6:34 PM, February 19, 2008
Let me guess.
You went to the hydroponic store and now he's growing weed in the roof, safe from the vagaries of nature.
Works for me.
Joke posted at 8:04 PM, February 19, 2008
Here's the background on the hydroponics epidose: We'd gone to EPCOT in Walt Disney World, and in the "Land" pavilion, we took the tour of the high-tech greenhouse tour, where they were growing assorted vegetables using high-tech techniques including, yes, hydroponics.
So, on the way back home he spied a hydroponics store and became unbearable until we stopped in. A relatively savvy adult would have realized in a picosecond that the staff and clientele were not there for the cultivation of vegetables.
In fact, the whole lot of them seemed (besides unbelievably stoned) surprised at our appearance there, their bloodshot eyes registering disbelief. They looked like sedated vampires roused from a reverie.
Fortunately, the starter rig was crazily expensive and so we walked out with empty hands.
Now he's looking for a composting kit.
Kim posted at 8:52 AM, February 20, 2008
between dogs and possums my kids know to not even bother
and the visit to the hydroponics store instantly conjured up images for me of when Butch and Marsellus stumble into the hardware (gun?) store in Pulp Fiction.
Bring out the gimp indeed.
Kim posted at 8:53 AM, February 20, 2008
oh, and hydroponics is to vegetables what low fat is the the rest of the food world.
I'm just saying.
BreadBox posted at 8:28 PM, February 22, 2008
I think that you should encourage him to raise livestock as well as vegetables --- perhaps build a small hillock in the yard so that the haggis can graze in a clockwise direction (their left legs being longer than their right from long years of scottish breeding).
Joke posted at 10:38 PM, February 22, 2008
I'll check with the Zoning Board. They may let us do it, if we can find sheep posh enough.