We finally pulled up all the carrots in the greenhouse (which is working more like a hoophouse right now) and planted tomatoes in their place. In celebration of this momentous occasion, I bring you a tasty little recipe that requires very little effort. Go find some carrots at your local farmer's market and try it out! I adapted this recipe from the Alaska from Scratch blog.
I believe I photographed these carrots more than any other vegetable I've grown. Why? Because I was so very proud of them! Carrots are hard to weed, and in our Ohio clay soil they have a hard time forcing their roots down, limiting their size potential. But these carrots were kind to me, and grew beautiful and long. The kids learned they could easily go out to the greenhouse and grab a carrot for a snack (much to my delight). They fed the tops to the goats and munched on the bottoms while I worked.
I also found it amusing that I planted the carrots while I was pregnant with Bridger back in October, and as I was harvesting them in May I noticed they were approximately the same length (although Bridger wins on weight). So naturally, I photographed them side by side.
And sometimes the carrots did funny things like wrap around each other while growing, so naturally, another picture was in order.
As you see, these carrots will forever be recorded in history in the Barnes family photo albums. And so the season goes on, the carrots are gone, and I must find another crop to photograph. Tomatoes? Potatoes? We'll see!
Have a wonderful weekend!