Skip to comments.Michelle Obama Gets Her Knees Dirty in the White House Garden (barf alert)
Posted on 04/10/2009 2:49:34 PM PDT by lewisglad
First Lady Michelle Obama, the knees of her cropped black slacks covered in dirt, planted herb seedlings and carrots in her new White House Kitchen Garden Thursday, telling local schoolchildren enlisted to help that fresh veggies are "brain food."
Making the point that homegrown is a cheap way for families to eat healthily, the First Lady asked the kids: "How much do you think it costs to do this garden?"
"Over $100,000," guessed a boy.
Laughing, Mrs. Obama replied, "My husband would go crazy if he thought we were spending that kind of money! ... It's between $100 and $200. So it's not a lot of money. And this garden can not only feed my family, but it's going to feed all the staff at the White House. We're going to serve it at some State Dinners."
Mrs. Obama said the top question she got from world leaders on her recent trip to Europe with the president was about the garden. "From Prince Charles on down, they were excited we were planting this."
As for another pressing question back home when they'll need to worry about putting chicken wire around the garden to keep out a frolicking First Dog Mrs. Obama said only, "Soon, soon!"
Prince Charles farms over 50,000 acres. I’m sure he’s not too impressed with a backyard garden.
She looks like she’d be more comfortable in a pair of
Oscar DeLahoya gloves.
Can you picture Michelle O’Hara raisin her fists in the storm screaming, “As God is mah witness. I will nevah stahve again, I vow ah will nevah do without Wagyu beef, lobstah, shrimp, and a pehsonal pizza chef evah again”.
Title “Gone With The Capitalism”. Starring Michelle O’bama.
There’s a joke about “hoes” in there somewhere....
Some wag needs to ask little Me-Shell what she plans on using Mace for, lol.
Nice gloves, too. Spotless.
I have a garden every year. Its nice to get fresh vegetables. But, I am under no misconception that I am saving money. Seeds, fertilizer, and the biggie - water, all cost money.
This is why the vegetables at the farmer’s market cost more than they do at the store. Vegetables grown on a small scale cost more.
I can see it now - sure cap and trade cost you $1,600 more to power your house, but you should save money by planting a garden.
Gettin’ back to her roots eh?
“My husband would go crazy if he thought we were spending that kind of money!”
Oh really? How much is your wardrobe worth Michelle?? Ridiculous.
Yes, I can see him now, sitting on a tractor. Ol' Prince Charles, tilling the back 40.
No cotton or tobacco?
(it’s a joke)
Expect all the Big Media News pundits to be wearing them!
He likes to watch.
Title Gone With The Capitalism. Starring Michelle Obama.
LOL! That was exceptional. :)
Saving enough money with the garden to fly in the Pizza Guy?
And don't forget the sparkling diamond earrings! :-D
Laura always dressed appropriately to garden, including something over her hair and to keep the sweat out of her eyes.