But Nature has her way of playing tricks, and you never quite know what will grow for you in any given year. Sometimes, you actually get a perfect carrot:
I am about to slice it up on my mandolin, wearing --of course-- my cut-resistant glove (they are very fantastic: I would never recommend using a mandolin slicer without one). Usually, you get typical carrots:
|Typical Nantes carrot|
(it was about 7-8 inches long)
Then there are your atypical carrots. Your vegetable oddities, as it were:
|Typical carrot beside a behemoth "Grinning Cyclops"|
(no, that's not a variety; it's a mutation).
(I wonder if anyone has ever been bludgeoned to death by a carrot.)
Or scared to death by one?