Submitted by Old Onion Bags
After watching last night’s news (17 October) on CBC TV, most of the viewers including a latent society of farmers, financial thinkers, and every other recently concerned citizen, were probably left into a state of disbelief, with the bold inventive of Armtag. Finally, good news and common sense seemingly has prevailed and blessed these now bankrupt thinking shores. One well known Barbadian forerunner family, the Armstrongs, has again struck ‘compos mentis’ and a possible gold mine, revealing their eagerness in reinvesting in our “hills and dales beyond recall.” You heard it right, unlike some near Graeme swamp, they have found faith and shown the potential and good foresight, in revamping agriculture…after all…“it’s all we got.”
Have you visited KFC lately? On the menu nowadays you can have golden spigots of a once true Bajan staple, sweet potatoes, instead of lame french fries, with your broasted bajan raised six week tender broiler bird. The novelty, a well thought of spin off from Armtag farms. Delicious too one must admit and catching on like wildfire. Sweet potatoes fries definite not a lame dick chip. Armtag Farms now maverick, last night proudly displayed their investment in machinery, washers and graders. They also informed of 150 acres planted in sweet potatoes, 100 acres in cassava and plans to pursue eddoes cultivation, in order to meet demands. Worthy plans and endeavors by all means. Not only are cassava and sweet potatoes healthy fibers to consume, but by this newly founded thrust, Barbadian business may once more see profitability in arraigning with agriculture.
Maybe now those up there at the Ministry of Agriculture will call up John Deer and enquire as to why those five tractors The Minister informed the public were on order, have not gotten here yet. Ah mean….“we going on three months now and not one of these Green Machines“…Just picture if MOA started planting sweet potatoes, yams and corn again. Our food import bill could be seriously dented and Bajans who are now very responsive to healthy eating and buying bajan…would certainly commit. Gran mudda always used to say “strike when the irons hot“…Mr. Estwick, why ya so hard ears?