Thursday, March 27, 2008

Princess Megan & Queen Anne's Lace

The taproot of Queen Anne's Lace is a wild carrot, from whence hybridized carrots originated.

At dinner, people were asking: how do you know when a horse is mad? Trust me, Sue says. It's easy to tell when an 1,800 pound animal is upset...

This is 100 pounds of carrots!

It was the best way I could think of to say "I'm sorry" to 3,000 pounds of horse.

Once upon a time there was a horse-crazy woman who simply could not wait a moment longer for the first horseback ride of the season...

Things were going just fine until we walked across what appeared to be a thin cover of snow. It turned out to be a deep hole filled with snow. The horses sunk in up to their bellies, tossing Sue and I off in the process.

Megan and DH are pretty good sports about most things, but this episode pissed them off royally.

Meg was still giving me the silent treatment the next afternoon when I stopped by to see how she was doing.

So I begged and pleaded with the produce manager at the local supermarket. Bada bing, bada boom, 100 pounds of carrots fell off the truck (for the low, low price of $38.00!) A small price to pay to get back into their good graces.

Depending upon where you live, Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota) is a either a blessed wildflower - blooming all summer in dry, poor soil. Or, a tyrannical ruler - east of the Mississippi she is sometimes considered a noxious weed.

1 comment:

GardenJoy4Me said...

What a story ! .. and what a way to get back into their good books after that scary hole incident.
I love Queen Anne's Lace and I know about it originating from the carrot .. or is that the other way around ? LOL .. it is all fascinating to me in any case !
Thanks !