Friday, November 6, 2009
My zucchini, Bubba
Once upon a time (and even now), there is a zucchini named Bubba.
Bubba is a Costata Romanesco zucchini. His life began much the same way all zucchini life begins, as a seed lovingly placed in the ground (in this case, by my friend, Marcee, last June):
His plant sprouted:
The plant grew hearty:
...and, the next thing I knew, Bubba appeared:
While the other Costatas on the zucchini plant gave us delicious steamed dishes and stir-fried meals, Bubba remained on the vine, diligently growing:
He grew and he grew until, one day, there was a freeze warning posted for the coming evening. The farmgirl convinced her sweet man to hold a flashlight for her, while she wrapped her special zucchini in a blanket to keep him warm overnight. Bubba, you see, wasn't quite finished growing:
Following the frost, the leaves of his plant started to wilt and it became clear that Bubba was finally all grown. It was time to come inside:
Similar to all other things here on Critter Farm, his first stop upon house entry was the scale. He weighed in at a whopping 6 pounds 13.5 ounces:
Clearly, with weight like this, he deserved his own chair at the dining table:
Then, the day of the long anticipated road trip arrived. The farmgirl couldn't bear to leave her sweet new friend at home. So, Bubba came along:
Bubba was a little nervous - after all, he'd never worn a seat belt before - but he was also little excited at the same time. What adventures were in store for him?
...To Be Continued