Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The 10 Commandments of Gardening

Talking with David today, I was thinking about creating a "10 Commandments of Gardening" list. Here's what I have so far:

The 10 Commandments of Gardening
  1. Thou shalt have no other interests before me.
  2. Thou shalt not make for thyself a genetically modified organism, but shalt allow nature to take its course.
  3. Thou shalt not curse Mother Nature, for she is fickle and will show no mercy to those who misuseth her name.
  4. For six days thou shalt labour in the garden. But the seventh day is a sabbatical from weeding, planting, and harvesting. Thou shalt need the seventh day to cook, can, and otherwise preserve the food gathered.
  5. Honor thy Father Sky and thy Mother Earth, so that thy garden days will be long and fruitful.
  6. Thou shalt not kill beneficial bugs.
  7. Thou shalt not water at high noon.
  8. Thou shalt not steal food from thy neighbor's garden, but shall asketh kindly, offereth to trade, or purchaseth foods from local farmer's markets.
  9. Thou shalt not bear false witness about the bounty thy garden produces.
  10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s garden, or gardening tools, or wheelbarrow, or any gardening thing that belongeth to your neighbour. you have any commandments to add?

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