Something Literary from Todd Slinde
Good evening, Growers!
This very timely poetic contribution from Todd Slinde comes when many growers have recently, or soon will, prepare their giant pumpkin patches and growing areas. It was inspired by Todd's experiences digging his hole last season and this past week. Thank you very much, Todd!
You may have education that comes out your ears
You may be a brave one with never any fears
You may have a job that provides lots of money
You may have many friends that think you are funny
You may be a politician because you want to rule
You may be a judge, meant to lock up every fool
You may have a sports car that you absolutely love
You may have a private plane that takes you above
You may have that gigantic mansion high up on a hill
You may be a daredevil and enjoy every thrill
Or… you may be a gardener and it is plants that you grow
You may have knowledge that you think that you know
You may be able to hybridize and develop something new
You may be good at propagating; it’s something that you do
You may know how to grow that picture perfect rose
Your flowers, more brilliant, of that I do suppose
You may grow an abundance of veggies and fine herbs
You think you have the greenest thumb and feel quite superb
So… your plants may grow bigger, with even more vigor
But at least I’ve earned a Ph.D.….. Yes, I’m a Pumpkin hole Digger!
Written By: Todd A. Slinde Ph. D.