I was sitting here contemplating rising food and fuel costs and the depressing probability that I am going to have to lay some of my people off at work soon. The company I work for has been fortunate enough that we haven't had to face a force reduction yet but it is getting closer to that point each day. Costs of living increases is out running profits and it appears that this trend will continue for some time. I want to help my people but I don't have any faith in our economy making a recovery. Chip mentioned getting a couple of goats to help keep the back lots grass in check and that set me to thinking. Why don't I put in a company garden? We have the equipment and manpower and land to make it happen and the produce could really help the stretch the family budgets of our employees. We have the area to raise a small amount of poultry and livestock, as well. I am going to spring this on my boss tomorrow morning.