I woke up tired, did some schoolwork, and we (Janet, Jasper, and I) headed out on the provided transportation to a fruit and vegetable carving class! I was very excited. However, I was confused, because the pictures about the class had such good carvings, and they were made by people like us, or even by kids. We went into the small area and started carving. It was interesting. We only used one tool for carving, a small knife. We did radish blossoms, carrot fronds, cucumber leaves, tomato roses, and watermelon flowers.

I found the watermelon flower to be the most difficult. It encompassed half a watermelon and had over 15 petals overlapping each other. The easiest was probably the radish blossoms.

For the radish blossoms, we started with easy, and got into more complicated flowers. The first was just the shape of a flower. The second, third, and fourth made them more 3-D and realistic.

Jasper also made a Queroea Rotatas by carving out the eyeholes of a tomato and giving him daikon ears (similar to a radish) (there is no such thing as a “Queroea Rotatas“). The taxonomy is:

Kingdom: Plantamalia

Phylum: Anthobionta

Class: Magnolio

Order: Fagsola

Family: Convolceae

Genus: Queroea

Species: Queroa Rotatas

This is all a mixture of the taxonomy of a radish and a tomato.

I like the idea of doing more carving at home as a little suprise. I also think fruit carving will stay with me and be helpful for the rest of my life.