TRD-bo, yeah...this version's better. Could we make it a Speedo instead of a thong? I'm chafing just thinking about it.<quoted text>
I'm sorry for that ridiculous link. Here it is in a nutshell.
>"TRD encounters four hungry tigers, and surrenders his colorful thong, flip-flops, and parasol so they will not eat him. The tigers are vain and each thinks he is better dressed than the others. They chase each other around a tree until they are reduced to a pool of melted butter. TRD then recovers his weird stuff and his big brother, Ben Gay, makes pancakes out of the butter."<
That's what I meant.
We took a farm preservation tour yesterday put on by the Extension Agents in my brother's county. For $15 per person they bused us around so we could visit five really amazing places in one day. You'd have loved seeing these people...a small organic vegetable farm that had just started diversifying into pork production, another little family place that was growing hops, a vineyard and winery built buy a Christmas tree grower, an apple orchard planted in a community park by students from an orphanage. And the biggest farm, a rather amazing tree farm that had three generations working on the family spread together hosted our end of the day bar-b-que using only items grown on the farm. What a graze! The food and hospitality were indescribably good but the message was the important part. Each of these farmers had voluntarily placed their acreage into a farm preservation trust that would prevent the land from being withdrawn from agricultural production in hopes of reversing a trend that saw 6.6 million acres of farmland lost over the last 40 years. With developers paying ridiculous money for land, these people have put their money where their hearts are and affirmed their connection to the land.
Last year there was a devastating drought and this year entire crops were washed away by floods. It's such a tough, risky way to earn a living but such a necessary calling...maybe our friends in the holy land can use their direct line to call down some blessings on these folks who have in my humble opinion earned them.
As you've probably guessed, I enjoyed my trip too. It's good to be home.