Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Crows and farm girls

Some times at the adult day care program they make the cutest little crafts.  Today this is what Mom made

Isn't he cute!  Nice and simple little crow.   It must be hard for them to come up with ideas that patients with varying degrees of incapacitation can manage.  Mom was pretty proud of this guy when I picked her up today.  

I picked up my vegetable box today from the CSA farm program.  I looked at this and suddenly realized I would not be a very good farm girl.  


I had absolutely no idea that this is how Brussels sprouts are grown.  I'll admit it - I felt a little foolish.  I was kind of fascinated.  I don't know how I thought they grew but I never would have guessed they popped out of this stalk.   It sort of looked like a green lupin.  Larger ones on the bottom and smaller and darker towards the top.   

Did you know this??  (Please protect my dignity and pretend you thought they came all separated in a big bin at the grocery store)

Really, this should illustrate how little it takes to amuse me some days.  And how fascinating my day was that THIS is all I have to blog about :)

18 comments:

  1. I'm thinking this is good "blog worthy" stuff! I do like your Mom's creation..so fun and cute! I knew that's how Brussels sprouts grew..I grew them once many moon ago and almost cut off a finger getting them off the stalk! That was the first and last time I ever grew them! I love them but I don't mind buying them at the store!

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  2. Did you go get some Candy Corn, mmm. I love the sweet little crow your mom made, adorable. Don't like those sprouts, maybe I'd dipped in chocolate, Ha!!!! Francine.

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  3. Love brussel sprouts but I don't think I realized they grew like that either so don't feel bad.

    Felicia

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  4. We actually grew some of those sprouts one year in our garden, and I am able to purchase those stalks in a nearby market. They are so much better than the ones already off the stalk. We love them here!

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  5. Well, I had no idea they grew that way either. I would plant the plant and then this crazy stalk would come up and I would think as I was tearing it out, " Things already went to seed. :) It must be too hot here." Then one day I saw them on a stalk and I realized that was how they grew. I love that very cute crow that your Mom made. It is adorable.

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  6. I had no idea that they grew that way. Perhaps that is why they are called sprouts.

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  7. I saw my first fresh brussel sprouts only 3 years ago.Just saw a variety of walnut a couple weeks ago with its shell within a case.

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  8. I love the crow! Adorable! We have grown brussel sprouts;love them!

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  9. Mother made crow looks so beautiful and different...

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  10. Love your Mom's little crow! So cute! I always thought that brussel sprouts grew single like "regular sized cabbage"... lol... I learned they grew on a stalk when I thought about trying to grow them in my backyard garden... i was surprised to see how they really grew too!

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  11. I love brussel sprouts and I did know they grew this way because we had them in our garden when I was a child. Your mom's art work is very creative. xo Laura

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  12. I think that your mom's crow is just so sweet and I'm glad that she is proud of what she made.

    I love brussel sprouts and I grew them in my garden before. My granddaughter grew a whole bunch one year from seeds she planted. I think that she planted enough for an army, lol.

    They keep well right on the stalk if put in a cool room or you can cut them off and discard the stalk as they are rather too big for the fridge.

    Enjoy your veggies.
    Hugs,
    JB
    You are not alone with not knowing how brussel sprouts grew.

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  13. Haven't met a crow I haven't liked, but your mum's is all kinds of adorable! And brussel sprouts, eh? No, I did not know that's how they grew (yeah, I was a farm girl too...) My preference is that they didn't grow at all. One of my least favored foods in the world.... ICK. (Would you like me to tell you how I really feel about brussel sprouts???) ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  14. I love your mom's crow!
    I have seen these but never grew them,
    they look like they want to sprout legs and arms too, and run around the garden!

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  15. Well at least you have more to write about that cat contraception! You know me my life out here is pretty boring with being on a tractor all day and them coming home to cats and more cats.
    Your Mom's pot is great. I am so glad she loved it.
    If it makes you feel any better I had no idea they grew like this either. I am not going to make you fall out of your chair laughing by telling you what I thought. haha
    Love
    Maggie

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  16. What a sweet craft, your mom should be proud of herself... As for you dear Kim, well look at it this way, you've learned something new today...plus you gave me a good laugh!!!

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  17. I think the crow is adorable. Love his feeties. I had no idea honest to goodness that was how brussel sprouts started their journey to our table. I just pop them out of a box frozen. Well, not anymore cause brussel sprouts don't like me much anymore.

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  18. LOL I had no idea they grew like that.. but I am not a fan of this veggie either.

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