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I got freaked out today because...

Freak out #1.
I was chopping some broccoli up and almost cut a big fat caterpillar in half! Poor dude, I'm sure he got the fright of his life

Freak out #2.
I showed my daughter (3 years old) and she asked me if she could eat him.

We took him outside this evening and laid him in the garden in a nest of some broccoli leaves. Poor little fella.
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Old 20.09.2011, 22:23
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Freak out #1.
I was chopping some broccoli up and almost cut a big fat caterpillar in half! Poor dude, I'm sure he got the fright of his life

Freak out #2.
I showed my daughter (3 years old) and she asked me if she could eat him.

We took him outside this evening and laid him in the garden in a nest of some broccoli leaves. Poor little fella.
It will turn into a moth and lay eggs on your garden veggies. You should have let your kid eat it. It's nutritous and proteinous.
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Old 20.09.2011, 22:23
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I don't think caterpillars eat broccoli leaves... at least, they don't in the book...
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Old 20.09.2011, 22:24
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I showed my daughter (3 years old) and she asked me if she could eat him.
She must be confusing broccoli with tequila.....haven't you taught her the difference yet?
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Old 20.09.2011, 22:25
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Re: I got freaked out today because...

Ha ha... she wanted to eat him! Mmmm. Protein!

Something a bit similar happened to me recently. I was in Migros a few weeks ago, and as usual, trying to find a decent head of broccoli here can be quite the challenge.

So I had one in my hand and was inspecting it and suddenly noticed a worm crawling around inside of it, beneath the plastic wrapper. Needless to say, I have now come to realize that one cannot be too careful while inspecting broccoli here. I wonder how many caterpillars, worms, etc. I've already unknowingly eaten.
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Old 20.09.2011, 22:27
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Re: I got freaked out today because...

My Girl, that's totally classic! I would've so loved to have seen both yours and the poor caterpillar's faces right at that moment!

So happy it survived to see another day and that Mini My Girl didn't get her own way on this one!
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Freak out #1.
I was chopping some broccoli up and almost cut a big fat caterpillar in half! Poor dude, I'm sure he got the fright of his life

Freak out #2.
I showed my daughter (3 years old) and she asked me if she could eat him.

We took him outside this evening and laid him in the garden in a nest of some broccoli leaves. Poor little fella.
I would have squished it, flushed it, or fed it to the cat!

Tom
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Old 20.09.2011, 22:32
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It will turn into a moth and lay eggs on your garden veggies. You should have let your kid eat it. It's nutritous and proteinous.
No veggies in our garden. I'm sure she already chomps weird things when I'm not looking it's just the me looking at her eating it part that freaks me out!
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There speaks a man who's clearly never grown brassica in his life

Yes, they do eat it,. They love it, the little bast lepidoptera do.
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Old 20.09.2011, 22:36
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My Girl, that's totally classic! I would've so loved to have seen both yours and the poor caterpillar's faces right at that moment!

So happy it survived to see another day and that Mini My Girl didn't get her own way on this one!
It was a close call.. I'm glad I spotted it before she did!

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I would have squished it, flushed it, or fed it to the cat!

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Dude, sorry but from the posts I read of yours regarding your dining habits, I wouldn't be surprised if you squished it and then ate it!
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There speaks a man who's clearly never grown brassica in his life

Yes, they do eat it,. They love it, the little bast lepidoptera do.
omg wee... I didn't know you were a botanist/entomologist. we should really have coffee one day. Could you leave your little robed friend at his basilica though?
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Could you leave your little robed friend at his basilica though?
Oh, don't worry about DB, he wouldn't say goo to a boose
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Old 20.09.2011, 22:46
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Could you leave your little robed friend at his basilica though?
Is this a euphemism or an insiders comment?
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Old 21.09.2011, 19:21
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referring to his Ratzinger.
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There is nothing worse than finding a caterpillar in your brocolli...


...except for half a caterpillar that is.
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Freak out #1.
I was chopping some broccoli up and almost cut a big fat caterpillar in half! Poor dude, I'm sure he got the fright of his life

Freak out #2.
I showed my daughter (3 years old) and she asked me if she could eat him.

We took him outside this evening and laid him in the garden in a nest of some broccoli leaves. Poor little fella.
At least you didn't find half a caterpillar on your plate of food

Damn, great minds and all that!

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Old 21.09.2011, 19:33
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There is nothing worse than finding a caterpillar in your brocoli...


...except for half a caterpillar that is.
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Blame my iPad.

I never touch the stuff personally.
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Old 21.09.2011, 19:37
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Re: I got freaked out today because...

That's a cute caterpillar story, Meisie..

Today I got freaked out coz I still had pretty high fever in the afternoon, and it's getting really really old
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It would taste better than the broccoli
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