Finding a "classic rocker" cultivating his home garden may be a far stretch, but with skyrocketing prices in just about everything these days, pinching a few pennies with a hoe, may not be so "outside the box" for us.

On February 18 at 6:30 p.m., the Angelina County Extension Office (2201 South Medford Drive) will have a seminar covering fruit gardening.

It's all coming back to me now, for 30 years ago, when $$ were exceptionally tight (as I claimed my stake as a very poor DJ), I resorted to growing pomegranates in the backyard (for personal consumption), and for a rather trivial investment of time, I was rewarded with nearly free fruit (had to buy the seeds along with a "how-to manual") for the duration of my stay at that certain residence.

The fee is only 10 bucks at the door, and when you think of oranges in season being one dollar per pound, and the fact that I know Herman Panderloner, and he eats five pounds worth of oranges each week, it sounds like this will be a meaningful experience.