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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 10:48 AM
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10. With a little luck and fortitude
You will harvest a pardon with your asparagus.

It's so hard to find good asparagus in the stores. It's usually all dried out and worthless on salads.

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  -The Tao of planting asparagus (to deal with disappointment) Fly by night  May-17-11 09:11 AM   #0 
  - What a beautiful story. I hope that you are healed from the pain  LiberalLoner   May-17-11 09:15 AM   #1 
  - Asparagus is actually very easy to grow. You need to prepare the soil well.  HopeHoops   May-17-11 09:18 AM   #2 
  - I planted Jersey Giant asparagus, one of the new purple all-male varieties.  Fly by night   May-17-11 10:02 AM   #5 
  - We have a running family joke about asparagus and male parts - goes back to a kid's drawing.  HopeHoops   May-17-11 10:13 AM   #7 
     - In my family, one of my wise-ass sibling sisters would look at a stalk of aspasagus and say ...  Fly by night   May-17-11 01:09 PM   #17 
        - OUCH! As a guy, I do NOT find that to be funny!  HopeHoops   May-17-11 01:40 PM   #19 
  - I planted asparagus for the first time this year..  sendero   May-17-11 07:42 PM   #36 
     - Sounds like a great Garden out there.  Fly by night   May-17-11 08:47 PM   #41 
        - We moved...  sendero   May-18-11 05:32 AM   #50 
  - Brilliant!  CanSocDem   May-17-11 09:37 AM   #3 
  - Drove through your neck of the woods this weekend,  TNDemo   May-17-11 09:43 AM   #4 
  - If our government ever pardons me, we WILL have a party.  Fly by night   May-17-11 10:06 AM   #6 
  - it`s picked wild around here  madrchsod   May-17-11 10:33 AM   #8 
  - Here the wild food worth pursuing is mainly berries.  Fly by night   May-17-11 10:50 AM   #11 
     - How old does a mule have to be...  immoderate   May-17-11 01:39 PM   #18 
        - You're confusing "aged mule manure" with "wizened old mule manure".  Fly by night   May-17-11 01:44 PM   #21 
  - I put in an  xxqqqzme   May-17-11 10:45 AM   #9 
  - With a little luck and fortitude  hootinholler   May-17-11 10:48 AM   #10 
  - recommend  xchrom   May-17-11 11:06 AM   #12 
  - Beautiful.  cordelia   May-17-11 11:47 AM   #13 
  - I hope you get your pardon. You should be getting a medal.  SalviaBlue   May-17-11 12:28 PM   #14 
  - beautifully wrought - in many ways n/t  RainDog   May-17-11 12:36 PM   #15 
  - That was a very enjoyable read.  bleever   May-17-11 12:41 PM   #16 
  - Good way to look at things man  slay   May-17-11 01:43 PM   #20 
  - My hero n/t  librechik   May-17-11 01:48 PM   #22 
  - I echo that. K&R, nt.  druidity33   May-18-11 05:23 AM   #49 
  - Something I should have conveyed before  tpsbmam   May-17-11 01:50 PM   #23 
  - Peace  mmonk   May-17-11 01:54 PM   #24 
  - Yeah, my federal judge's clerk scratched her head too.  Fly by night   May-17-11 04:05 PM   #28 
  - Big ole K&R  TheKentuckian   May-17-11 02:21 PM   #25 
  - Love to you, Fly!  Melissa G   May-17-11 02:51 PM   #26 
  - Asparagus planted in my honor! What a nice tribute.  Fly by night   May-19-11 12:25 PM   #60 
  - Asparagus planted in my memory!! What an honor.  Fly by night   May-19-11 12:28 PM   #61 
  - Sorry for the dupe thank-you. These days, my computer has a mind of its own.  Fly by night   May-20-11 05:36 AM   #62 
  - My Prayers are with you  DreamSmoker   May-17-11 04:04 PM   #27 
  - Thanks kindly. As I've said here before, ...  Fly by night   May-17-11 07:32 PM   #34 
     - Thank you again..  DreamSmoker   May-18-11 04:10 PM   #56 
  - Bless You  Irishonly   May-17-11 04:14 PM   #29 
  - Good luck, Fly by night...  kentuck   May-17-11 04:38 PM   #30 
  - good advice thanks  proud patriot   May-17-11 04:52 PM   #31 
  - We planted 2 seasons ago,  bvar22   May-17-11 06:04 PM   #32 
  - You (also) live in a beautiful part of the planet, and sounds like in a similar way.  Fly by night   May-17-11 06:57 PM   #33 
  - Someday, it will be legal, and the victims of the stupid drug war will all have amnesty.  Warren DeMontague   May-17-11 07:34 PM   #35 
  - That's my dream too. Blanket amnesty for all medical marijuana convicts of conscience & compassion  Fly by night   May-17-11 08:53 PM   #42 
     - The law's just plain wrong.  Warren DeMontague   May-17-11 11:36 PM   #46 
  - Well that leaves me time to write the letter  roody   May-17-11 07:55 PM   #37 
  - Yes, it appears you only have a year left to write that letter now.  Fly by night   May-17-11 08:43 PM   #39 
  - Hey Fly, glad to hear from you and glad to see you survived the winter  ooglymoogly   May-17-11 08:02 PM   #38 
  - Sounds like a nice home place. Do you have any community Gardens nearby where ...  Fly by night   May-17-11 09:04 PM   #43 
  - Asparagus, Yummmm!  DemReadingDU   May-17-11 08:46 PM   #40 
  - Your patience and resilience are astounding. Your way with words is extraordinary.  bertman   May-17-11 10:06 PM   #44 
  - Thanks, Bertman. Much appreciated. As for your sig line, I try to live by the motto:  Fly by night   May-17-11 10:32 PM   #45 
     - Hear!! Hear!!! nt  bertman   May-18-11 08:35 PM   #57 
  - The Byzantine labyrinth of our government might make Job  era veteran   May-17-11 11:50 PM   #47 
  - Corn worms are truly a bitch. I do believe there is a bacillus variant that will kill them.  Fly by night   May-18-11 05:34 AM   #51 
     - I misspoke a bit  era veteran   May-19-11 03:38 AM   #58 
  - As a Taoist, I endorse this message.  intheflow   May-17-11 11:52 PM   #48 
  - Most of us have battle stories  dotymed   May-18-11 06:18 AM   #52 
  - A truly lovely post  malaise   May-18-11 06:24 AM   #53 
  - Once again, my thanks to all y'all for your kind thoughts and your Ks & Rs.  Fly by night   May-18-11 09:03 AM   #54 
  - The symbol of The Fool  felix_numinous   May-18-11 11:35 AM   #55 
     - Thanks kindly for that new perspective on the Fool.  Fly by night   May-19-11 05:57 AM   #59 

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