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Good Monday Morning to all!  Welcome to the final week of February as the month gives way to March and thoughts of . . . well, whatever one thinks of when they think of March.  I trust everyone survived their own brush with winter over the past few days.  If I was a betting man I'd guess that March will bring more of the same wild weather from coast to coast.

Let's take the jump...

I really hadn't planned a topic for this morning until thought about something on my desk yesterday that had me stumped.  It was my ever-present bowl of snacks.  I usually have something on hand to nosh on during the course of the day since I'm not a "three square meals" kind of person.  I'll put down a decent breakfast in the morning but after that I'm a grazer for the rest of the day.

So anyways, yesterday I'm chomping away at this bowl full of baby carrots.  Baby carrots (and to a lesser degree grapes and celery sticks) became my go-to "distraction" method for keeping my hands and mouth occupied while I was kicking the smokes back in 2011. They're a win-win-win! Distracting, delicious, and nutritional!  But what had me stumped was I realized I had no idea where baby carrots came from.  Do they grow that size?  Is it a special seed?  Honestly, I had no idea and sorta felt like a moron about it.  So I looked into it and found this great video online that explains it all:

     
       
     
There!  That's the behind the scenes look at baby carrot production in a neat 52 second clip.  I was enlightened so I hope others will be also.

All that takes on extra special significance today because it's also Let's All Eat Right Day. And to ensure you're eating all right it's also National Clam Chowder Day !!

That's GUS for today, and remember:  If you're going to quit it helps to have a bowl of something healthy at the ready to keep those idle fingers and lips occupied.

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