So when I came across a conversation that rattles some cages I thought “Why not post that?” instead of “I wouldn’t touch that with a ten foot pole”. – and at Christmastime!
I love those who wish to make a positive change in the environment and I realize the need for evangelists.
Just don’t rattle my cage 🙂 Well…read on to see the controversial quote in question.
Yvonne: I enjoyed how you put the anti-lawn folks in their place. When someone you describe as a “tiresome eco-evangelist” visits from city and criticizes your lawn, you ask: “What do you propose we do out here? Let the whole place turn into an overgrown jungle? Get eaten alive by mosquitoes every time we go outside?” Lawns might be unnecessary in the city, but I can’t imagine any other groundcover that’s as practical for a country property. Are you still having to defend your lawn?
Sonia: Yes, unfortunately. I hate to say it, but eco-evangelists who live in the city and have postage stamp backyards are the new Puritans – always preaching and trying to lay down the law to everyone else. They need a reality check.
Yvonne: I guess city folks have no idea what it’s like to contend with country weeds, do they?
With whom I empathize.