Thursday, July 5

That Which Makes Us Different



This "horned" tomato wasn't exactly what I had in mind when I planned our garden this year.

I was hoping for bright red slicers I could layer over mounds of crispy lettuce and Turkey bacon. Definitely not this devilish tomato that more closely resembles animation than a vegetable.

When the first plant was put in the ground, I was anticipating the taste of homegrown goodness. But I can't bring myself to eat this one. It just doesn't look right.

So, he sat upon the windowsill in the kitchen and became a conversation piece.

JB felt the little guy needed a face to go with those horns. Being the eternal optimist, I suggested a rabbit look. With Sharpie in hand, JB created his rabbit rendition.

While making pea salad for the cookout yesterday, I came across a carrot from the same gene pool and showed it to JB.


Within an instant, the tomato lost it's shine.

9 comments:

slouching mom said...

I love that cute little tomato. The carrot -- not so much.

Jennifer said...

I dunno. I think the tomato has the edge.

MizMell said...

Slouching mom & Jennifer: I apologize for the misconception. I DO NOT think the carrot looks better than the tomato. What I meant when I said the tomato lost its shine, was that ...it wasn't something special after all.

goldennib said...

What are you feeding those plants?

OldHorsetailSnake said...

About that bet: I now have tomatoes as big as my little fingernail. If I ever get a crop, I will show it (one tomatoe?) to you.

Christine said...

I gotta show this tomato to my little girl--she'll get such a kick out of it!

Micki said...

Awwwww, c'mon! You gotta love a horny tomato! LOL! A forked carrot is just as sweet.

(un)relaxeddad said...

That's...serious Blackadder territory. As in "a turnip shaped like a..." Well, maybe you had to have been English 20 years ago.

Rhea said...

The tomato resembles Lucifer, but just around the horns.