Our garden work isn't completed every year until we get those yummy carrots in.
This year we waited and waited hoping to get some dryer weather, but seeing that doesn't seem to be coming, we decided to play in the mud :) Here is a photo journal of our carrot pickin time!
Here's Nate with the biggest carrot of the year!
It's hard to know every year
how much too plant.
It doesn't look like much when you are seeding them,
but this year we have WAY too many!
So if you are in need of some yummy orange flavor,
give us a shout!
Here's Nathan, busy picking
of digging them out of the ground.
dirty face and all!
we gave them a good washing.
Normally we just brush them off
but this year they were too muddy.
picker uppers seeing I am
finding bending over
more and more challenging
these days :)
garage floor to dry. We layer the carrots with sand, but this year the sand was also very saturated so we dried it out first. Then the boys gathered it all up to put into pails. When the carrots were dry we put them down in the root cellar. And if all goes well, we should have fresh tasting carrots until our new crop next spring!
Way to go family!
Another task finished before the cold wind blows!