On April 1, President Obama addressed the news media during a trip to Maine to tout the Healthcare Reform Bill recently passed. Here is a brief passage from his speech:
“Every single day since I signed the reform law, there’s been another poll or headline that said, ‘Nation still divided on health care reform. Polls haven’t changed yet.’ Well, yes. It just happened last week,” Obama said to laughter.
He continued: “Can you imagine if some of these reporters were working on a farm and you planted some seeds, and they came out the next day and they looked and – ‘Nothing’s happened. There’s no crop. We’re going to starve. Oh, no! It’s a disaster!’”
It is bad enough that his wife Michelle got on our case earlier this year, now the Prez is suggesting we farmers hire reporters. Have you looked at the Washington Press Corp recently? Or all these so called pundits? I don’t think they will be starving anytime soon.
Anyway, to allay your fears that we will all be starving this season I am including this picture of the garlic we planted last October. Yes garlic takes almost as long to grow as Healthcare Reform takes to pass but it is much more palatable no matter which way you lean. And it may even provide more health benefits. Some of the well known health benefits of garlic include anti-bacterial properties, reduction of blood pressure and increased anti-oxidants in your blood. Some of the less well known health benefits of garlic include the reduction in the incidents of closer-talkers, less crowded elevators, fewer company meetings and a general feeling of more space. And it has been shown that the more garlic you eat, the greater these benefits!
One final note, we planted peas, carrots, beets and Swiss chard this past week. None have come up yet. No need to panic yet. As John Lennon used to say: “Give peas a chance.”