End of season carrots

It’s a long walk up the hill from one of our ‘test beds’ where we planted carrots and radishes this summer. I wrote earlier in the season about how the deer got nearly all of the seedlings, which was as I expected (this was an unprotected bed – ie no fencing, etc.). However, a few survived and my youngest decided yesterday morning to go and get them. Armed with a trowel and a bucket, off he went. And a short time later, back he came up the hill.

Young boy walking up the hill with a bucket of carrots

Nearly there…
Young boy carrying a bucket
Wrestling carrots out of clay is hard work, so this was a much appreciated prize.

And here’s the entire harvest. It’s not big, but it’s definitely a nice bonus at the end of the growing season.
Young boy and his harvest of fall carrots