A Sand County Almanac – Forward by Oil Can.

Oil Can: If I could quote the great environmentalist Aldo Leopold from the mighty "A Sand County Almanac";

There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing breakfast comes from the grocery. And the other is that heat comes from the furnace. To avoid this danger, one should plant a garden, preferably where there is no grocer to confuse the issue. To avoid the second, he should lay a split of good oak on the andirons, preferably where there is no furnace, and let it warm his shins while a February blizzard tosses the trees outside.

Thanks for the message Oil Can, Hopefully your message helps us keep things in perspective tonight on the Rock Garden Tour from 8-10pm 89.1 KAUR – as we dsicuss whether or not the garden is big enough to accomodate both hybrid seeds (AC Slater) AND heirloom seeds (Charles Ingalls). 

Of course you know how I feel about it. I don't care if you plant mutant hybrid sea monkeys, if you're tilling the soil you must be my kind of beet farmer. Keep it rural.