Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Opus 2015-390: Organic Garden Report

It is that time of year again.

I reported last year about how a group of do-gooders came to our school and planted a garden.  It was to be organic and healthy.  It was going to change our school culture.  Children would flock to the furrows to learn about how things grow.  It would release the pent up agrarian in their souls.  It would supply fresh vegetables to our school cafeteria which would be served to grateful children by unicorns and fairy princesses.  All children are above average in Lake Wobegon and at our school.  And they all lived happily ever after.

Well, the garden is still there and still being tended.  How do I know?  I never see any actual work being done and it certainly isn’t being done by the students.  What I see are new piles of mulch and a wheelbarrow that is in a different location on occasion.  Since we are also in drought conditions they planted fewer seeds and are watering less.  What that means is less growth and production. 

It is not promising.

This year is a true demonstration of where the world would be if we all went organic and everyone tried to save all the water for the fish up north as we have done in California.  This year I am getting no tomatoes.  First, there are fewer plants and the survivors are stunted.  Blame that on the water conservation.  Second, there are not enough tomatoes being produced to leave any for the humans.  The bugs get them all.  As soon as they start to turn red the part of the food chain that is on site starts its own harvest.

If you are wealthy enough to pay the extra cost of organic and it makes you feel healthier or better than the common folk, go for it.  I hate to point out to you that you are lining the pockets of the capitalists who have hired illegals, underpaid them and sold the results at inflated prices to make you feel good.  It is a win/win because it makes them feel good too.

If you really want to feel good we could use a little help in our garden.

homo unius libri

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