The Lighter Side: Silly Summer Stories
July 31, 2014
How to Grow Strawberries:
Farmer Evans was driving his John Deere tractor along the road with a trailer load of fertilizer. Tim, a little boy of 8, was playing in his yard when he saw the farmer and asked, “What’ve you got in your trailer?”“Manure,” Farmer Evans replied.
“What are you going to do with it?” asked Tim.
“Put it on my strawberries,” answered the farmer.
Tim replied, “You ought to come and eat with us, we put ice cream on our strawberries.”
Robert, who was 6 years old, was looking at the ripe red tomatoes growing in Farmer White’s garden. “I’ll give you my 2 pennies for that tomato,” said Robert, pointing to a beautiful, large, ripe fruit hanging on the vine.“No, I can’t do that,” replied Farmer White. “I can get a dime for a tomato like that one.”
So Robert pointed to a smaller green tomato: “Will you take 2 pennies for that one?” “Oh, yes,” answered the farmer. “I’ll give you that one for 2 cents.”
“Okay,” said Robert smiling, sealing the deal by putting the coins in Farmer White’s hand. “I’ll collect it in a week’s time.”