last week we were sweating it out in the mid thirties, and last night it dipped to minus four. yikes. i was un-prepared.
so, out i went with the kiddies to harvest the crops.
don't these look great?
crispy, sweet, packed with vitamins....i'm hoping to heal myself from my poor eyesight by eating as many homegrown carrots as possible.
i'm also thinking of joining some farmer's markets next summer - there's so many around town. maybe i could make some extra cash and pay for piano lessons or something.
has anyone heard of a farmer's market in this area that caters to polly pockets? or maybe calico critters (they look like they've got money)...i'd even consider selling to barbies.
well, i had high hopes. and, let's just say it: i failed. my daughter pulled out a carrot that was literally a centimeter long and said "mom! you're going to be so proud of this one, it's your biggest!!" i'm sure it's healthy for my children to see their mother completely bomb at something. i've diagnosed my garden issues to: i'm too cheap. too cheap to buy the extra bag of compost. why? because i'm also too lazy. too lazy to drive to the other garden store.
i finally did buy the compost in August. it was less than four dollars.
so, i'm off to maybe have a warm bath or at least put my feet up after that intense day of harvesting.
eat a carrot for me.