In honor of our poll about The Office, I'm posting the blog of Dwight Schrute from the show's website. Enjoy!
Beets and Me
[There are many kinds of beets.] There are also golden beets. They are not made out of gold, but just gold in hue. I love the word hue. Why isn't it used more? It only seems to be used in relation to the X-men, ie: Hue Jackman.
There are three sub-species of beet, The Sea Beet, the Beta Vulgaris and Chard. Chard is often called "swiss chard" because it is from Switzerland and the the swiss eat it like candy. I wish I could grow candy. But candy doesn't grow on farms. At least not in northeastern Pennsylvania.
The enemies of the beet are the cutworm and the aphid. They are horrible. They eat and infest beets. They are of Satan. The black cutworm larvae is gray to dark brown above and has a greasy appearance. Faint light stripes run lengthwise down the body.My great great grandfather Manheim cultivated Beets in Manheim, Germany. Some of the worlds greatest emperors and Czars have sipped Borscht made from the Beets of a Schrute. Then they wiped their Germanic lips and went off to conquer, warm tummies filled with my beet juice.How does that make me feel? One word: Impotant.
Farming begins with the soil. That is why each day at dawn, Mose and I go to various points of the farm and taste the dirt. Literally. You can tell the PH and what I call the 'loam factor' with different parts of the tongue. Come to Schute farm at dawn and you will see the sillouettes of two lanky German farmers swirling dirt in their mouths as if it was a fine wine...