"I went down to celebrate the Grumpy Farmer's birthday with him. "
"Oh right," I said. "I was going to send him a card."
"That's pretty lame," said Farmer Small. "I got him a present."
"What did you get him?" I asked.
"A great present!" said Farmer Small. " You know how he grows things in cans? I got him a greenhouse with soil pellets."
"That sounds nice, " I said. "What seeds are in there?"
"Seeds?" asked Farmer Small innocently.
"Did you tell him that it doesn't come with seeds?"
"Not yet," said Farmer Small.
Hmmm. I watched as Famer Small walked by the tomato plant in the can that the Grumpy Farmer had given him for Christmas. Nothing had sprouted yet. I suspect that it may be a long time before the Grumpy Farmer hears that his gift didn't come with seeds.