We began the process of shutting down the garden to prepare it for winter. In doing so we began digging up some of our root vegetables (carrots, potatoes) to prep for storing. I had a few helpers, enticed by being allowed to dig out their favorite homegrown carrots, and possibly some allowance for their help in weeding. While digging, my oldest son came across a prize winning carrot of epic proportions. This thing was the biggest I have EVER seen. It weighs in at just over 1 pound and I could not get my adult hand all the way around it!
The treasure that my daughter found was just as cool, we called them lover's carrots.
Here is another picture of the prize winning carrot and a smaller one next to it for size comparison.
Winter will seem long until I can get my hands back in the dirt and start fresh produce again. I always feel a bit sad when it is time to stop the heavy growing season, though my children remind me of how hard it is when all the vegetables come on and need to be processed at the same time. Kind of funny how that works, it seems overwhelming at the time, but it is over so quickly.
Some of the carrots had bites missing out of them or had been gouged while digging them up, these went to the rabbit who was so happy about the garden scraps!
Wife to a wonderful husband, Daughter of the King, Mother of 6 (one with an xtra chromosome), and an incidental farm girl.