7th harvesting sweet corn
9th morning glory blooms
20th warblers passing thru
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Sunday, September 20, 2015
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.