First Decent Carrot

Work in Progress: Carrots in Bushel BasketIf I weren’t so excited, I would be embarassed to admit that after over 20 years of dedicated gardening and  some market farming, I finally got a decent carrot–over 12 inches long and 1 1/4″ wide. Veteran gardeners out there will no doubt scoff at that, but after years and years of misshappen gnomelike pest infested roots, to get even just a 12-inch carrot is an event worth painting. Here’s a photo of the painting in progress. It is different now, but gives the idea.

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