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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bumped by Stephen Harper!

UPDATE (Hope this works!) - A photo from the twitter feed of Maritime Morning when Prime Minister Stephen Harper dropped by the radio station for a 6 min interview:

http://twitpic.com/4fesom

What a day! Did the two radio spots this morning, but the 11 am one got bumped to 11:30, thanks to a last-minute visit to the studios by none other than, Prime Minister Stephen Harper (and his wife and about 50 staffers and security!). They're in Halifax for a 1 day whirlwind media tour and fit in a 10 min spot at News 95.7 FM.

Sorry if anyone tuned in at 11 am to hear me.. it happened too late for me to post about it. Yet, it was rather interesting to meet the PM.. I didn't get a photo - should have pulled out my blackberry, but the big dudes in suits were a bit intimidating! Just kidding (they may be listening!)

Thought I'd post this photo instead - a handful of the just-picked greens from our salad last night. Much prettier than Stephen Harper - although he certainly has well coiffed hair! :)

Happy Gardening

8 comments:

  1. Much rather see your greens than Stephen Harper and his nice hair.
    Donna

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  2. Hope he endorsed your green revolution(?) in return! After all that's the basis of politics: You scratch my back, I scratch yours.

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  3. You met the Prime Minister!....such a cute boyish grin don't you think))). Great greens...one hand photo by the look of it)))). Too bad about the show being delayed though.

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  4. I don't know this well coiffed guy, but I like your greens :-)

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  5. I agree, and as an "ugly" American, I hate to say I haven't seen your PM. Of course I don't watch the news.

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  6. You should have thanked him for closing all the prison farms across Canada because he wants to train inmates as sanitation workers and not farmers."No jobs there" he says, even though they supplied the prison with much of their own food.

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  7. Just saw your post on my blog about your municipality not allowing chickens. Insane. Even the metropolisis of Seattle, WA, USA allows 3 chickens and are considering increaseing it.

    I understand folks can band together and petition in writing and in person to local councils to get the laws changed. Most of the time it's education on noise, smell, disease etc... Heck, Avian Flu kills, and chickens are birds, so keep them away from us!!!! Yeah right. They may not even know you don't need a rooster to get eggs. A neighbor didn't.

    Lastly, YOU of all people have something most don't. You have a "voice". You may or may not have celebrity, but you do have an audience and a forum. And remember, chickens are garden related. They keep down weeds, bugs, provide great fertilizer and compost, not to mention eggs.

    It may be a bit of work, but how much work was writing a book to help people garden? Why not write a law to help people in your town keep chickens? Just a thought! Good luck!

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  8. Thanks for your comments Sinfonian.. at this point, the bylaw is getting closer and closer to being overturned. There has been quite an outcry over the past 3 or so years and many protests, meetings and such. Soon!! Especially with rising food prices (crazy!!) and all the benefits of backyard chickens.. I will keep following the progress on the blog..

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