Note: I’ll have to put some thought into tagging this post. I’m not sure anyone ever did a Google search using the term “braid carrot.” Here goes:
Purchase nursery six-packs of small, leafy carrot starters. Make the following assumption: each cell contains one carrot plant.
Plant accordingly. Be sure to gather the neighbor’s day-care kids. Turn tiny people into future gardeners.
Wait 50 – 70 days. Publicize your countdown in your blog sidebar. This is an important step for those of us with “menopause brain.”
Take the sage advice of a couple of bloggers who inquire “did you thin the plants?” (Note: In my gardening defense, I know about thinning seeds. I just ASSumed they were pre-thinned before I bought them.)
Dig up a few ‘spare carrots’, in this case, the carrots planted on the other side of the curb garden as back ups in case the tiny gardener’s crop fails. (One or two did and I was able to fill in accordingly) Realize, oh-oh…I didn’t thin the plants. Thin one or two and watch them droop. They didn’t like waking up early.
Reset the countdown in the side-bar from 50 to 70 days and wait some more.
The most important step of all: Watch the tiny gardeners cute, wondrous faces as they dig up a carrot and realize what they’ve grown. Picture me smiling from ear to ear.
And if you’ve read this far, here is the tutorial I promised.
How to braid a carrot:
- Refer to steps one through seven.
Brilliant!! Picture me grinning ear to ear along with you 🙂
Tiny gardeners + carrots = all is well with the world
I love that image. We are smiling together!
Thank you, Pauline.
This one made me smile — very clever of you to create a braided carrot! Little kids see everything as wonderous. I suppose the ordinary carrots were just as interesting to them as the braided one. 🙂
Nature braids in mysterious ways (Ha!)
Yes, I think when you’re that age, everything is interesting and new. Too bad we can’t remember more of it. I’ve read that are earliest memories tend to coincide with language acquisition. Interesting that.
I’m glad you smiled!
I love this! I love the tiny gardeners little pdgy hands and round cheeks. I can imagine how excited they were. I also love the braided carrot-should be fun to cut!
Thanks, Betsy. So darn cute, aren’t they (the kids and the carrots).
I harvested my own little bunch of carrots tonight and they were quite tasty. Small but delicious.
I always learn something from your blog, Alys….braided carrots….who knew??
LOL Mary Elizabeth. Thanks for reading.
Well bless your heart, you little garden mentor you! How cute is that little Sydney?
Congratulations on introducing something new to your little neighbours. I can totally see you beaming at all their wonder and naiveté. Maybe those are magic carrots or maybe carrots are suppose to look like that, there shouldn’t be any garden rules as a guest gardener. I say, “caution to the wind” when ‘to thin or not to thin” is the question.
Might be fun to try and serve the braided carrot as is….alla, Dr Seuss. Check out these other wacky vegetables
Oh I love these funny vegetable pics! Thanks so much for the link. Some of them are quite hilarious.
Sydney is so darn cute. She blows kisses in the most endearing way, throwing her arm back and putting her whole body into it. She’s a delight.
It would be fun serving the carrots ‘as is’. You’re so clever.
Thanks for popping by. I know you’re having a very busy week.
Mwwaaaaaa ((you)) I ran around all day and spent the whole day yesterday cleaning, then we actually had a cancelled dinner tonight unfortunately(rodeo dilemma? not sure). So I’ve just been trying to read a whole bunch of my favourite gals 😉 I started with 204 emails…LOL but a lot of Pinterest too. I need to get in the crafty room tomorrow, I’m jonesing…HA!
Sorry about the cancelled dinner, but glad we got the benefit of your good company. I’ve run around in a cleaning frenzy before, only to have guest cancel. I always feel a bit deflated. Isn’t that silly?
What are your Thursday crafting plans?
I have been putting together a little package for LB, just needs a little sparkle I really must write a post soon too. I have a bunch of different projects photographed..ahhh, not craft related but I need to buy Mr B a Birthday Gift…I never know what..idea’s?
Men are challenging to buy for, IMO. Did you come up with the perfect something…other than a big ‘ol surprise party? That is quite the gift!
Thanks hon, Mr B got an outfit for Maui and a cycling outfit. The cycling clothes have discreet
pockets and wick away sweat, some technically engineered gear, I never go that fast to get sweaty, LOL
Well, lucky Mr. B. is set for vacation and home. Did you get an outfit for Maui, too?
Not yet, too soon to shop…”must loose weight” (say it like captain Kirk)..HA!
Well, I’m going to be grinning and giggling in my sleep tonight. Glad this is the last thing I’m reading. Happy carrot dreams for me! Thank you.;)
Sweet dreams, Marlene. xox
Those tiny gardeners are absolutely precious!
I couldn’t wait to see the braided carrot 🙂 made me smile!!
Hurray! Smiling is good.
Isn’t she the cutest? Those carrots are cute too, and sweet. We ate a handful of them last night.
How are you?
Well, that oral surgery sure wasn’t fun, and keeping the pain under control a bit of a challenge BUT I am constantly reminded that things could be much worse!!! I predict I’ll feel much better, from a mouth / teeth perspective tomorrow 🙂
So, Laurie, how are you feeling today? Oral surgery doesn’t sound like much fun. I hope the swelling went down and as such, the pain is subsiding. Do you have follow up surgeries or is this the only one?
Thinking of you. xox
I think I’ve got at least 2 more oral surgeries … hopefully that will do it but we’ll see. I had a very quiet day yesterday and that led to feeling good today. I’m feeling confident that I’ll just keep getting better and better. Thanks so much for your thoughts 🙂
I’m so glad to hear your feeling better. Sorry to hear you have more surgery in store. I guess they have to repair things in steps. Oh it sounds so painful.
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