Saturday, February 28, 2009

Asparagus Standoff

This headline, Cypriots and UN soldiers in asparagus standoff, raised some Veggie-Tales images in my head, but apparently it is a very serious situation. I never knew that
asparagus harvesting has never been for the faint-hearted with pickers crawling into dense thorn bushes to pick the delicate shoots from the undergrowth.

2 comments:

Tricia said...

Huh. Must have something to do with where that particular asparagus is growing, because asparagus plants aren't thorny!

I've been to Cyprus. We did go up to Nicosia one day, and saw the Green Line. It was very surreal.

Janet said...

I smothered a giggle over some Veggie Tales images too... "Vegetables cooking up trouble," or perhaps "Green stalks steaming mad," would have been even better.

Okay, now I'm going to click the link, read the article, and probably commence hanging my head in shame for making jokes.