I put a "baby carrot" out on the door ledge to see
if the squirrels might like it. (In summer, we're not getting many
squirrel visits. There must be something pretty yummy growing in
the neighborhood. Notch comes by every second or third day,
eats a few pieces of walnut then waits expectantly for take-up
(a whole walnut she can take away and bury). A male youngster we
suspect is Notch's also comes by every day or two, to eat a few nuts
and drink water. We haven't seen Nonotchka for months, and I fear the worst.)
Turns out squirrels have zero interest in carrots. We put the
carrotlet into the nut dish and forgot about it for a few days,
and discovered something interesting: carrot raisins!
Turns out carrots are mostly water, and they shrink even more than
grapes when you let them dry out.
I'm going to let it dry out some more and see what happens. I'm hoping
for fame and fortune as the first person to create carrot nanotubes.
[ 10:32 Jul 07, 2006
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