We cleaned out the garden yesterday. Root crops, squash, herbs and flower bulbs came out of the garden on their ways to the cellar for the winter. The chilling air nipped at our fingers as we dug carrots, beets and flower bulbs.
Rains, the day before, mixed with the garden soil to make a fine mud that clung to our shoes as we worked. The mud stuck to uprooted plants, vines, and vegetables. We took the greens off of the carrots and beets. We sprayed off the mud with the garden hose.
We put the air-dried beets, carrots and squash into wire baskets and brought them into the cellar for storage. While packing them into the baskets we discovered a rather unusual carrot.
It looked like a little marionette. So to complete its look we spent time this afternoon giving it a personality. I hope this little guy brings you a smile. If it does, our afternoon with the carrot will have been well worth it.
Have a great day.
photo credit: Bretta Grabau