Thursday, November 15, 2007

Gardening & Chickens

A few years ago, I wanted to have a little fun with my Dad who has the Dad's Tomato Garden Journal. I decided to write a funny email to him asking for advice about gardening. Here's what I wrote:

Dear Mr. White,
I really enjoy your home page and web journal. I need some help with my garden. I hope you can give me some advice.

I'm trying to raise chickens. However, they never come up after I plant them. I called my local co-op and they said I might be planting them too deep. They said they would analyze a soil sample before they could say for sure.

What do you think?

Your gardener friend,

I wondered what Da
d would say to my silly email, or even if I would get a response. But it was not long before I got an email in return from my Dad. It read:

Dear Jimbo:

Glad to hear from you. I am interested in helping any one who has problems, and it seems you do have one.

I am wondering if you are planting the right thing, you don't plant the whole chicken, just the eggs. Plant them in rows about six inches apart, cover about two inches with a good top soil, or you can use a new chicken manure, which just came on the market. They will produce better using it. In about twenty one days little baby chicks will be hopping all over your garden.

You will need to separate the pullets from the rosters. The pullets are very useful - laying you a good fresh egg every day, and then when their laying season is over they do make good chicken and dumpling
. But it's so different with the old rooster. He is just like most men all he likes to do is just walk around and crow.

Hope this answers your questions, feel free to write any time.



His comeback really surprised me. I laughed and laughed at his humor and wit. He's quite amazing. And a wonderful Dad! (See Dad's picture above.)


Quote of the Day
Freedom is never free.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day
Some surgeons were taking a coffee break and discussing their work. The first said, "I think accountants are the easiest to operate on. You open them up and everything inside is numbered."

The second said, "I think librarians are the easiest to operate on. You open them up and everything inside is in alphabetical order."

The third said, "I like to operate on electricians. You open them up and everything inside is color-coded."

The fourth one said, "I like to operate on lawyers. They're heartless, spineless, gutless, and their heads and rear-end are interchangeable."

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1 comment:

Darlene said...

I needed a laugh today, thank you vry much!

I can just see the city folk planting those eggs, LOL.

You and your dad always make my day! God bless!