When I was a kid, we lived in a small neighborhood. The summers were spend playing with friends — baseball, football, riding bikes, exploring the woods, and jumping around in streams.
This was before the internet age, so … we had to actually find things to do outside.
We’d leave in the morning. Then we’d all go home around noon (we knew when that was as the fire whistle went off) for lunch, and then back we went for the second half of the day. That would be much the same, and sometimes a trip to the village pool on the best days.
To say we were mischievous would be an understatement. Though we never did anything really criminal (my father was the chief of police … I was a bit too scared to do anything bad), we still definitely caused trouble.
That included carrots.
How, you may ask, could you create trouble with carrots?
Simple, I say. You visit people’s gardens for an afternoon snack.
Now, we didn’t do this often. But there were times when we were hungry and there were some neighborhood gardens that weren’t so hard to sneak to and snag a carrot. (Others grabbed peas or whatever else… but I stuck to carrots).
We’d get things cleaned off and would have a healthy snack to get you through the rest of the day.
But yes, totally mischievous.
I still like carrots. But mine pretty much all come from a store, rather than yanking them from a garden. It’s something that does always make me chuckle though, when I think back more probably like 35 or so years ago.
Here’s some DYI, though.
Cleaning garden veggies from a mischievous kid:
- Sneak into a garden
- Find the veggie you will eat (remember not to waste)!
- Find the closest creek
- Wash off your veggie
- Have your snack
- Get a drink from the creek
- Go back to your daily activities
How about any of you? You ever do anything like this as a kid?
Blog With Friends: April 2020
Blog with Friends is a themed collaboration challenge where a group of bloggers get together and publish a project based on a theme. Please see the others who have taken part for this month’s theme carrots. Links to their posts can be found below the image!
Check out what the others did with carrots!
- Karen of Baking In A Tornado
- Tamara of Part-time working Hockey Mom
- Melissa at My Heartfelt Sentiments
- Lydia of Cluttered Genius
- Dawn of Spatulas On Parade
Enjoy blogging challenges? We have several that happen here, and we’d love to have you join us! The Photo Blogging Challenge is one of our main ones and it runs monthly! Starting up is the Food Photo Challenge and the Can of Corn Challenge. We’d love to see you!