Skip to comments.I WANT MY SEEDS ! ! [shameless vanity]
Posted on 07/10/2004 10:36:34 AM PDT by EggsAckley
A week or so ago I ordered some farm supplies off of the internet. My county is so business-loathing that I usually have to go out of the county or out on the net to make certain purchases.
I ordered a small portable greenhouse; it arrived a week later. I ordered a gallon of dog/cat repellent; it arrived yesterday. But the fifty pounds of orchard seeds, a grazing mix, has NOT arrived. My UPS driver tells me that it's being "held" at UPS because the county needs to inspect it. He said he saw the box and it was open, but the "inspection lady" hadn't seen it yet.
Now, this is NOT the first time they've done this to me. A couple of years ago I ordered fifty root starts for a tree called Paulownia. THOSE plants, the county CONFISCATED! Yes, confiscated! The Florida company who sold them to me was outraged, and agreed to send me my plants to another, out-of-county address, at no charge. In other words, my county ripped off the Florida company for several hundred dollars.
I WANT MY SEEDS! I want to get my land seeded before the rainy season, and these mental midgets here in Santa Cruz County are preventing me from doing that.
Since I found out about this on late Friday afternoon, of course I'll have to wait till Monday to start making phone calls. Other counties don't do this. Next time I'll have the shipment sent to my friend in Sunnyvale and avoid these Nazis.
I have some near-dead houseplants that are yours for the asking.
Pots 'n' all.
That's what this lady said ;-)
Can the county open your mail like that legally???
How does one inspect the seeds? By tasting them one at a time?
But still, it's a pain in the butt.
BTW, I tried to go to your website (from your profile) cause the stuff looks cool. But the link says it ain't there.
For the most part they can do whatever they want anymore. You can thank the whining, squealing morons (some who frequent this forum) hiding under their bed demanding safety from all evils.
You know, the ones that bleat "well if you're not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to hide" everytime one of theirs grabs another freedom.
For agricultural products, probably.
"Save Your Seeds!"
'60s flashback placemarker. ;^)
Things sure are screwed up with the borders. They stop a 2 ounce houseplant at the border but let 200 tons of pot drive right through.
I have the oddest craving for Twinkies. A whole box.
That's terrible! If I lived close enough I'd offer to accept any of your deliveries and bring them to you, but I live two time zones away.
You are a doper!!!
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