When I pulled the carrots, there was already about 2 inches of frost in the ground. I pulled a carrot and a hunk of dirt the size of a dinner plate came out. I had to break off the frozen soil to free the carrots.
I pulled almost all of them. I left a few...you never know when someone might have a Scarlett O'Hara moment.
This one looked like it was from Transylvania.
The turnips were easier. There were turnip tops to grab onto. These turnips will last me into January or maybe February.
I like good root vegetables to eat over the winter, so I always plant a few in mid-July...and if I time it right, I will not loose them to the frost. As I said, it's tricky business...you take your chances. This year worked out fine.
These will be stored in the basement, much like the potatoes...in the cool and in the dark.
On a fiber note, I have been combing and dizzing...making a big pile of Alpaca bird nests. Makes me want to jump in and roll around. Kitty has the same idea, so I have to put it up and out of the way. NO SMOOSHING!!!