The Great Carrot Caper


Our grandson Thomas learned first-hand that one often gets to reap what one sows. He loves carrots and his Mama loves gardening so it was natural they planted a lot of carrot seeds in their garden. Harvest time! The photo on the right shows Thomas, Mama, and our Black Lab Sadie enjoying the moment, followed shortly afterwards by the satisfying sound of yummy and healthy just-picked and washed carrot crunching.

The wooden structure in the photo on the left is a U-shaped raised garden frame that was built by our son Ben and daughter Stephanie as a gift for My Beloved to make it easier on her back to garden.

With Love,



About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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13 Responses to The Great Carrot Caper

  1. Any kid who likes karrots is kewl!

  2. Growing ones own veggies is awesome

  3. Lovely. I love fresh produce Russ! ❤
    Diana xo

  4. How exciting for Thomas to know this!!!!

  5. ksbeth says:

    oh, how wonderful. this will teach him the process and cycle firsthand. no better kind of lesson.

  6. utesmile says:

    Nothing better than doing it in the own garden, what lovely carrots too. That is exciting not just for children but adults too. It makes me always happy to harvest my own things.

    • russtowne says:

      Your comment brought a beaming smile to my face, Ute. I couldn’t agree with you more. Gardening is like so many other things in life: You plant the seeds, carefully nurture them, and reap what you sow. I know that you truly understand that the best seeds to plant in life are those of grace, compassion, kindness, and love.


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