Our next, food-themed, anthology Sprouts is now available for pre-order! Here’s a page from “The World Seed Situation” by Bill Tulp:
“How do folks. My name’s Rudy & I’m a bitterroot rutabaga. My family’s been round these here parts well nigh 60 years. But now there’s only a few of us left, livin’ in Mrs. McGruder’s back yard. People stopped plantin’ us old heirloom varieties & we’re bein’ replaced by hybrids.
“Now, how did we get in this here sit-u-ation? Well, it all started a long time back. The glaciers were recedin’ along the equator & ancestors of mine started growin’ in what’s now the Mediterranean. We weren’t full-blown rutabagas yit, but we were evolvin’ that-a-way!”