Federal shutdown destroying White House garden

Due to the federal shutdown, all hell is breaking loose in the White House's 'Kitchen Garden.' (Image from http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com)

Due to the federal shutdown, all hell is breaking loose in the White House's 'Kitchen Garden.' (Image from http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com)

The only winners during a shutdown of federal government are the squirrels raiding the unattended White House garden.

Fortunately for America there’s a blog — Obama Foodorama — dedicated to covering this ongoing tragedy.

Eddie Gehman Kohan, the founding editor of the blog, unveils the horrors unfolding in the Obama’s “Kitchen Garden”:

  • White House gardeners are not allowed to harvest crops and “pounds” of produce are going to waste.
  • Weeds are springing up everywhere.
  • White House squirrels seem to have gotten even more aggressive due to the “low level of human intervention” and “they’re now kids in a candy store, gorging themselves” on presidential papaya.
  • Groundskeepers have given up on their efforts to capture an elusive fox (who may be the solution to the squirrel problem?)

As one may surmise, the once-photogenic garden now looks a mess. Since the handful of gardeners that remain are limited to removing trash and watering plants the vegetables are reportedly “growing amok.”

Tomato plants have grown into unwieldy tangles of vines and “stepping stone pathways can barely be seen between the bed boxes.”

The daily chore of snipping yellow and brown leaves from plants, and replacing non-perfect plants with completely new ones from an off-site greenhouse, has gone undone and makes the garden look almost natural, sadly.

Somehow, executive chef Cris Comerford — one of 15 White House servants deemed essential — is still managing to feed the Obamas.

Kohan reports the White House dog walker is still on the job too.

The shutdown will soon be over and the other 75 servants can return to work at the six-story, 132-room mansion.

How do we know this? An aide to first lady Michelle Obama told a local charity that crops from the South Lawn garden would be harvested and donated by late October.

That’s good news. The tree rats are looking a little too fat and happy.

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80 comments Add your comment

Rod

October 15th, 2013
12:03 pm

You fools act like this “garden” wasn’t there for Bush. Get over yourselves.

Dont Care

October 15th, 2013
12:03 pm

Who gives a crap. Why are our tax payers dollars being spent to keep a garden for this sham of a leader?

PMC

October 15th, 2013
12:14 pm

If it’s the Obama’s garden, why can’t they go harvest the vegetables like everyone else in America that has a garden?

SouthernGal

October 15th, 2013
12:19 pm

It is Michelle’s garden….why is she not taking care of it herself????

Sparks

October 15th, 2013
12:21 pm

There are no limits, little professionalism and certainly no shame in the media these days. Yeah, right…”Mooshell’s garden has died because of the govt slowdown…let’s throw some blame around for that.

Bumper

October 15th, 2013
12:21 pm

“Deadliest substance on Earth is natural, found in toddler’s feces”

Those of us who have changed diapers have known this for years.

Former Democrat

October 15th, 2013
12:28 pm

Another cherry-picked story by the media to get the liberal koolaid drinkers / brainwashing that the government shutdown is anyone’s fault but that of HRH Barrack Hussein Obama. Then add a few people that everytime someone says anything remotely bad about HRH BHO or his family the Race card gets pulled out.

The media should keep running with these stories that ooze with support and undying devotion of HRH BHO. Let the dumbmasses of brain-dead liberals think they are helping their God and Savior Obama, when they actually destoying him.

Anyone that continues to support HRH BHO should be utterly embarassed. At least Jimmy Carter is rising from the bottom and the new leader for Worst President Ever is clinched by HRH BHO.

Ben

October 15th, 2013
12:30 pm

Ironic considering how many cities have laws against growing food on your property.

Trust me, the American people couldn’t care less about the health of the White House garden. We’ve got plenty of other things to worry about, like that the NSA is probably recording this comment, and probably recorded the phone call I made earlier, and if I ever piss off the wrong politician, they’ll pull out everything I’ve ever said and find a way to send me to jail or at least trash me publicly. We know they are doing it, and we know 100% that the IRS gave out confidential tax information on Mitt Romney to the Obama campaign. Lying scum.

Bernie31

October 15th, 2013
12:31 pm

SouthernGal @12:19 pm Because the First Lady usually has a BISCUIT EATING, Grit cooking, Possum baking, Southern GAL like you, who Loves to GET in the MUD and play like a PIG! to do it For Her.

The Garden is YOUR JOB!

All Hillbillies have Large Gardens. Go and call up MAW MAW and she will tell YOU!

OMG

October 15th, 2013
12:34 pm

Like the cold snap that is set to come in along the eastern seaboard later this week won’t destroy what is left of the late summer crop. The media continues to bank that the bulk of America is stupid. Well, considering those that voted for Obama not once, but twice are Dumb, and Dumber. Slightly over half of America is stupid. This is what the party of jackas$es is all about …

TBone

October 15th, 2013
12:36 pm

Racism in America still exist. Look at all the racist on this blog and this is from a white man!!!

Well aren’t you so magnanimous. Unfortunately your premise that only white folks can be racist is a bit off the mark.

Bernie31

October 15th, 2013
12:36 pm

I poo and pee in my yard soooo what do I know ……………….

Bernie31

October 15th, 2013
12:39 pm

I think my black race is supreme to all others. Worshiping B Hussein O and trashing Bush is all I know. I am paid in foodstamps to voice my supremacy as well.

TBone

October 15th, 2013
12:40 pm

Bernie maybe you should start drinking and smoking weed a little more. You are way off the chain dude.

Bernie31

October 15th, 2013
12:42 pm

I can see all the TEE-TARD Squirrels in the White House Garden standing up and screaming shaking their FIST with TWISTED UP FACES saying ” I Wan MUH KUNTRY Garden BacccK ”

” eye roll”

Bernie31

October 15th, 2013
12:45 pm

Bernie31 – 12:36 & 12.39 are PHONY’s…somebody’s TWITTLE LITTLE Feelings are HURT! awwwwww!

Bernie31

October 15th, 2013
12:48 pm

TBone @ 12:40 pm – I suppose you want to Leave all of that for George and Laura. Uh-HUH!

Bernie31

October 15th, 2013
12:57 pm

I am retarded, and have no life so what I do is sit around in my soiled underoos and type moronic crap into my computer so I can feel better about my pathetic life, then around noon I adjourn to my hotplate and whip myself up some Ramen Noodles so I can get enough energy to poop in my pants and still feel like anything I say is taken seriously.

weetamoe

October 15th, 2013
12:59 pm

But it is Michelle’s garden. Didn’t she plant it with her very own hands? And shouldn’t she pick her very own tomatoes? And doesn’t she base her first lady good works on something called *let’s move*? And couldn’t she, Sasha, and Malia *move* into picking a few vegetables? And couldn’t some of their schoolmates come over to help? And wouldn’t that be the right thing, the healthy thing, the patriotic thing to do?

Bernie31

October 15th, 2013
1:00 pm

Bernie31@12.57 – I guess we are ALL Bernie31 TODAY! in GOOBER LAND! LOL! rofl!

Roekest

October 15th, 2013
1:02 pm

Picking vegetables gets in the way of shopping in boutiques overseas. C’mon people! Get with the program.

BA-ZING

October 15th, 2013
1:13 pm

Why should this “garden” be exempt from the damage from this admin? The rest of the country surely isn’t.

m simpson

October 15th, 2013
1:37 pm

How very sad that an insignificant article like this would produce such hate and vitriol, much of it race- based. I’m sure many who posted vicious comments think of themselves as good Christians; they’re not. Whatever happened to common decency? How very sad.

JANA

October 15th, 2013
1:49 pm

OH MY GOODNESS—THE WHITE HOUSE GARDEN IS DESTROYED!!!! What about the people of the U.S.?

joe

October 15th, 2013
2:13 pm

@ M simpson–how do you know “many” posters are Christian? I’m sure some are Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and even Athiests. Buy you keep right on assuming because we all know what happens when people like you assume.

Kat

October 15th, 2013
2:25 pm

Why are the gardeners watering the plants when they aren’t harvesting the produce?

TBone

October 15th, 2013
2:28 pm

@ m simpson Dude you really need to start hanging with Bernie. This is light hearted stuff that liberals try to use in their attempts to destroy conservatives. Now who is manifesting hate and vitriol? WIll America ever recover from the garden implosion at the WH? Will the squirrels get the better of Beau the worthless WH dog? These are the questions that the Entertainment Tonight crowd want to know so hang in there.

Robert

October 15th, 2013
2:32 pm

Dog walker? Really? If the Obamas cannot walk those 2 dogs themselves, they dont need them.
The last I was aware, Michelle was NOT a federal employee, she can get her buttocks out to the garden and pick sum weed.

Bernie31

October 15th, 2013
6:33 pm

Robert @2:32 pm – You and Your Ilk got PUNKED BY George W. Bush. He Punked YOU and rest of US has to Pay! The Shutdown is just more of George Bushes Leftovers.

Bernie31

October 16th, 2013
1:56 am

weetamoe @12:59 pm – The Patriotic thing for You to DO is find a Very Tall Bridge………