Sunday, October 23, 2011

Carrots, Carrots everywhere

We've had a few hard frosts. Gardening season is over. 
 We dug the last of the carrots today.

Some of them will be stored in the shop in sand so we can have fresh carrots all year long.

 I used my salad shooter to slice a bunch of them thin and froze them in quart size zipper bags. They are delicious cooked and smothered with butter and a little salt.

 Today Dawn and I grated a five gallon bucket of them to freeze, so we can make cakes, muffins, cookies and bread.

 For some reason the soil in our garden is great for carrots. It produces gigantic carrots that are very sweet and tasty.


Twisted Fencepost said...

Isn't it funny how the soil is different and great for growing certain things. Here it is great for cotton, soybeans and okra. If you want to grow anything else you have to add amendments to the soil. My garden is mostly gone, still getting a few green beans each week and waiting on the last of the tomatoes to ripen. I think I'll be picking them before they're ready though to sit inside to ripen. We have had a couple of light frosts so far.

Adrienne said...

Wow! Those carrots are huge ... Looks like your eyesight is getting a boost this year ;-)

Paula said...

Your carrots are so pretty. The perfect orange! I'm feeling some carrot cake coming on...