Frank & Ernest by Thaves

Frank & Ernest

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  1. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, almost 2 years ago

    Farm aid only micromanaged.

  2. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, almost 2 years ago

    Good idea, they are getting to be few and far between…I sure miss our little tree…got a lot of good lemonaid from it…

  3. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, almost 2 years ago

    @Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    We had so many lemons last season that we couldn’t give ‘em away. Many went into the compost … (yeah, I know you’re not s’posed to put ‘em in the compost ’cos the worms don’t like it, but our worms seem to survive OK).

    Lemons were still really expensive in the supermarket, but everybody we asked locally all had lemon trees of their own – also full of fruit.

  4. edclectic

    edclectic said, almost 2 years ago

    Well, that sours my interest.

  5. Gator007

    Gator007 said, almost 2 years ago



  6. emptc12

    emptc12 said, almost 2 years ago

    If only horticulturalists would cross the lemon or orange trees with the osage orange that grows so well in the Midwest. In general, they should cross many food crops with wild plants that would have the vigor of, for instance, dandelions and crabgrass. We would have easily available food instead of ones that require extra fertilizer, water, and weeding. Just a thought Frisbee, here.

  7. Poollady

    Poollady said, almost 2 years ago

    Lemons need all the help they can get!

  8. kea

    kea said, almost 2 years ago

    I thought Lemon Aid was an Auto Repair Shop.

  9. InTraining

    InTraining said, almost 2 years ago

    The cause is apealing….. ! ! !

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 2 years ago

    emptc12: Not even the same family, although both bois d’arc and lemon have been used to make bows.

  11. eb110americana

    eb110americana said, almost 2 years ago

    Sorry, I already gave at the Gator-Aid benefit.

  12. emptc12

    emptc12 said, almost 2 years ago


    Thanks for the comment. Here I thought all these years since they appeared alike (leaf shape, thorns, similarly shaped fruit) they were both citrus and closely related enough to somehow interbreed.
    Well, that’s one idea I can delete from my badly fragmented mental hard drive. Every little bit helps. By us, osage orange is used for hedge rows. Man, their fruit are big — but alas, inedible.
    Have a nice holiday.

  13. Richard Anderson

    Richard Anderson GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Bob Thaves, you are a very sick man! I LOVE this strip and you for creating it.

  14. kaecispopX

    kaecispopX said, almost 2 years ago


    Actually, the fruit we consume is from a cutting grafted to the root stock of a hardy variety that usually produces inedible fruit. It is the grafted plant thqat produces such delicious fruit. When you add the fact that most of the fruit trees are not native to the regions they are commonly grown and are grown under stress, it should not be a surprise that our food crops require help from humans to be more productive. Sad to say, only by the use of tilling the land, the use of fertilizers of some sort, and the controlled supplying of needed water in the proper amounts can enough food be produced to feed the nation, the world.

  15. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, almost 2 years ago


    You are lucky to have lemon trees…Did you think of going to your local farmers market and if you dont want to sell them, just give them away…

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