For the first time in quite a while, Mrs. Scott from Scott Arbor in Seguin was at the South Austin Organic Farmers' Market. They've had a terrible bout of grasshopper infestation, even losing fruit trees. One of the customers got angry when someone spoke to him in Spanish: "I'm Polish!" I guess we've petted Gus the bassett hound for the last time, made our last pilgrimage to Twin Oaks Hardware. I was hoping to find a long-handled cultivator, but they were sold out of them. We used to buy Lonestar Seeds in bulk at the old Feed and Seed on South Congress (now housing Guero's); then we always found them at Twin Oaks. Some Lonestar packets are still printed from the old chromolithograph plates.
Rantor, founding member of the International League of Luddites, headquartered in South Austin, Texas 78704, celebrates National Indignation Week every day of the year.