It’s Thanksgiving. Have you got your power tools?

22 Nov

Last night, my dad and I attempted to make a vegetable cow as a Thanksgiving centerpiece. Since the project was a collaborative effort, my dad was only responsible for making the cow’s body. However, that doesn’t mean that my dad put in any less effort on his part of the project. In fact, he put in more than most people would.

What you’ll need (for just the body):

  • One green pepper
  • One red pepper
  • Carrots
  • Styrofoam (to hold the two peppers together)
  • Power tools

Yes, I did say power tools. Once my dad got the main part of the cow’s body complete (which involved attaching the two peppers together with styrofoam), he attached the legs (carrots). Though the two back legs went straight into the styrofoam which made them stable, the front two legs weren’t quite so lucky since the styrofoam hadn’t reached that far. Therefore, my dad broke out the power tools.

 

I don’t think there is something that screams dedication and man power more than using power tools on vegetables. When you combine that with my dad’s career as a landscape architect, you’ve got an experiment that includes comments like: I got carrots on my drill bit and Are you giving that vegetable cow a hip replacement? Though the cow body is looking a little wobbly this morning, I can definitely say that last night was one of the most hilarious Thanksgiving memories I’ve ever had. It’s Thanksgiving. If you don’t have your power tools, you should jump on the bandwagon. You’re definitely missing out. 🙂

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7 Responses to “It’s Thanksgiving. Have you got your power tools?”

  1. Rosie Baillie November 22, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    Now that is dedication! Hope you’re all having a great Thanksgiving.

  2. mcwoman November 22, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    The greatest part of this story is that you were doing something fun with your dad. Keep the memory forever, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  3. P. C. Zick November 23, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    Hilarious – and remember if all else fails, there’s always duct tape.

  4. LA Edwards November 23, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    Love it!

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