Sunday, September 20, 2015

How to slow down



One of my favorite poems comes to mind as I harvest the carrots.



How to Slow Down, find a little bit of land somewhere and plant a carrot seed. Now sit down and watch it grow. When it is fully grown pull it up and eat it. – Stephen Gaskin



I grew Nantes and Danvers on the far side of the garden this year. This is the first time I've ever planted carrots as a spring crop to harvest in the fall. One long row produced about a half bushel and yielded about 12 pints. And then some. for eating fresh.

I planted another row as a fall crop that is now well underway, and should be ready to harvest by Thanksgiving.



Meanwhile, there is some weaving under way. I'm experimenting with some Afghan Hound singles that I spun from distaff to spindle. I am using the spindle as a shuttle and have not finished the yarn, rather, just started weaving straight away with it!



I realize I may regret this decision, but sometimes you just have to take your chances.

8 comments:

Lisa Greenbow said...

The carrots are beautiful all jarred up. I bet your pantry is gorgeous with all those jars full of summer love.

Go ahead and take chances. Isn't that what life is all about?

Judy said...

Your carrots look wonderful as does your weaving. What are you making, shawl, table runner?

Vlaďka Cepáková said...

I love your weaving.

Valerie said...

And now you ARE a weaver!! Yay! The carrots make my mouth water...mmmm.

Cathy said...

To sit and watch would be heaven!

Garden landscape ideas by Pete said...

Wow! Those jarred carrots looks delicious. Carrot cake is a great idea for the less than perfect shaped carrots.

Nancy D. said...

Those carrots look like gold in a jar! I recently discovered that carrots tops (the greens) make a beautiful dye! Afghan Hound??? It looks beautiful, and soft...

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