Living with a Broccoli
Tirade is a wonderful broccoli.
We love him, and for years we hoped to find out who made him
and get more broccoli stalks like him for our friends and family.
Unfortunately, the company that made him (we think it was
called FreeMountain, based in Vermont somewhere) seems to have
gone out of business a decade or more ago, and we haven't managed
yet to find anyone who knows anything about Tirade's birth company.
(If you or anyone you know does, please let
Since more of Tirade's kind could not be found, we decided
to get someone to clone him for us.
This is Leah.
She is a sewing genius. As you can see, she made a bunch of new
stuffed broccolis for us, more even than we know what to do with.
So, we're letting other people adopt them.
She made 15 of them for us, and we sold them all long ago.
Hopefully someday we'll get more!
If you are interested in a particular number, let us know
that too. When you get him, you must let us know what you name
him and also hopefully send us a photograph of your new pal in
his new home so that we can keep track of the little guys.
Here's where the sprouts who've moved out so far have gone:
- Forrest (#1, living
with Annaliese Moyer)
- Outrage (#2, living
in Kristin's office)
- Cyclone (#3, living with Leah Spevak)
- Red (#4, living with JazzFish)
- Ruben (#5, living with
- Number 6
(living with Sharon Looney)
- Cy (#7, living with Nancy J. Lin in Tokyo)
- Sprout #8 (living with Rachel Golub)
- Buddy (#9, living with
Ellen and Keith Baker)
- Keld (#10, living with Marcella Florence in Asheville, North
(The Other Tirade) (#11, living with the
- Sprout #12 (sold to Fuzzface)
- Rant (#13, living with Dale Newfield)
- Sprout #14 (sold)
Eat-Your-Vegetables (#15) living with Juniper