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Friday, May 16, 2008

Contributor: Dale Maurice Johnson

Name: Dale Maurice Johnson
Age: 51 years young
Residence: Antietam Glen, Keedysville, MD
Occupation:Farm Management Specialist, University of Maryland
Interests: Backyard farming
What brings you to backyard farming? We need more backyard farms in America. It is good for society, good for the economy, good for the environment, good for families, and good for personal health.
What are you really good at? Nothing, I am more of a jack-of-all-trades, master of none (a good trait for backyard farming.)
What was your Mother right about? Everything.
What is one thing you'll never understand? All the food additives in typical processed food.
Something on my mind lately is ... How will the world function when we run out of oil in the next 50 years?
Guiltiest pleasure? Home made ice cream on a hot summers day.
What makes you laugh? I can find a laugh in most things. For example, I split a gut when my uncles showed up to my fathers funeral dressed in hot dog vendor outfits.
My life would be simpler if... I could spend all my time on my backyard farm.
What surprises you about adult life? I'm 51, nothing anymore.
Simplest pleasure? Awakening to my cackling hens who are laying me breakfast.
What are you most proud of? My backyard farm.
What's the quality you like least in others? Plasma screen materialism of our modern society.
What's the quality you like most in others? The motivation to turn off the plasma screen.
What is your favorite motto? The grass is always greener on my side of the fence!
Someone should invent... A lawnmower I can't break!


Jennifer said...

I'd love to hear the hot dog vendor story!

Dale said...

My family has a warped sense of humor. I guess it is an outlet for most of our emotions. At my father's veiwing, my mother's two brothers showed up in hot dog vendor outfits - white and red striped jackets, hats and trays of hotdogs at their waists held by a strap around the neck. My brother and I were standing on each side of my mother next to my father's casket accepting wellwishers when my uncles walked in the door. We all tried to hold back our laughter so hard that it appeared we were crying. A very prominant community leader was trying to talk to my mom and she was just ready to laugh out load when she saw her brothers behind his back. It was a very difficult situation. I think non-fmaily members were very offended by our uncles antics but everyone in the family loved it.

Summer said...

Just wanted to say that your contributor tab only leads to dale, not sarah or jennifer or marisa