“With No Malice”©2012
A General Interest Opinion Column by an opinionated person.
Vic Topmiller Jr.
“What makes a garden and why do gardens grow,
Love lives in gardens – God and lovers know!”
Symptoms – So Many Symptoms.
Gun control fights, ObamaCare, Voter Fraud, Border Foolishness, Increased Taxes and Tax Payer Rape, Dishonesty and Lying at all levels of politics, Political Bribery, International Conflicts where we've got no business, Ambassador Killed – the folks lied to, Transporting Guns and Weapons across the Mexican border to kill Mexican citizens and border agents, Stealing from the Tax Payer to payoff political friends, Political and Government Spying, Taking away Citizens Rights, Attacking the 2nd Amendment, ignoring the Constitution and on and on.
Promoting Immoral Personal relationships, promoting Unborn Baby killing, encouraging uselessness by allowing Mind Altering Drug and Alcohol use by allowing its transport across our borders, turning the legal backs and ignoring the crime, death, and familial hardships caused by its use, Corrupting the minds of our kids by subjecting them to hours and hours of TV and literature that Teaches and Glorifies Violence, Murder and Chaos and Immoral Lifestyles, Teachers required to teach curriculum mandated by an inept federal education commission instead of the teachers teaching the curriculum of the soul.
Those are not the things that are wrong with our country and maybe the world, those are the symptoms of what is wrong.
So, if those are the symptoms, what's wrong with this country??
The country has decided to follow the angel of no moral conscience.
Hey, I've got a story to tell. All of this serious stuff is going to put us in the grave.
Here goes – As you know, I'm a gardener. I garden for the satisfaction of gardening. But I also like the satisfaction of doing something for myself that tickles my euphoric desires to be self-sufficient, independent and self-reliant. I don't take any subsidies from the USDA. I do it with my own dirty hands.
One day I noticed that my son had piles of horse manure at his place. Bingo, lights of intelligence flashed before my eyes as I realized that a grand and cheap resource for my garden was piled before me. I negotiated the price per load down to zero and hauled a load home whereby I scattered it over the garden about four inches deep. Now what was left was to till it into the soil a little ways and by spring planting time it would be decomposed and blessing the soil with nitrogen and other elements. And I was right and it did and I anticipated great results.
When the spring soil had warmed to sixty plus degrees I hoed a furrow and planted a row of Kentucky Wonder pole beans. I know, why Kentucky. Well, I first planted Kentucky Wonder beans because I was born and spent my first few years there. But as time has passed and I've experimented with other varieties I've found that these are better suited for this area than any other.
Now, the soil was warm and fertile and moist. The beans germinated with clockwork precision. I was excited. In no time the little stalks were two inches tall. The next day most of them were lying horizontal on the ground. I wanted to blame the birds but I couldn't. I always cover the rows with elongated wire baskets because I know birds love fresh beanstalks. So I went to work, with my trowel. I dug up a plant. The seed at the bottom looked good, the leaf at the top looked good. The stalk in the middle had been eaten in two. I knew there had to be a reason, there was, along side each stalk was a fat grub worm. I didn't know that critters lived in fresh manure.
I was pretty destitute about the whole thing. While I thought I was being wise I was really being dumb. Everyone should know that manure needs to be piled, covered and allowed to cook for a while before it is used in the garden.
What was the fix to my problem? I'm afraid if you want your garden to remain organic and un-poisoned your only solution is time and a lot of help from the birds. Birds love fat grub worms.
See how you are. Your thinking this is a story about gardening, but it's not, it's about political government.
Thank goodness for the birds.
That's My Opinion.
“Government, the Santa Claus of something-for-nothing and something-for-everyone.” Barry Goldwater.