On a whim, last winter I ordered carrot seeds that came on a strip of paper.  Carrot seeds are teeny, weeny, tiny and these came already stuck to a strip of biodegradable paper.  Just plant the strip and you’re done.  Yesterday, I harvested those carrots and had a good ol’ time.  DSC_0622

I dug them up, soaked them in water, found a sunny spot on the front porch out of the wind, cut the green tops off, rubbed them clean and bagged them up.


I have new respect for carrot farmers and those lovely, uniform carrots we buy in stores.  I had contenders for most-alien-like:


I even might have started a new trend, spiral carrots:


Happy intensely watched my carrot harvesting and patiently waited for me to include him.


That is one carrot plant he is holding.  Or several that morphed together?  Pretty soon, he started playing, swinging the plant up and down.  I don’t believe he quite knew what to do with my alien carrots. DSC_0633


Good thing we are both easily entertained.

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This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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17 Responses to Carrots!

  1. cecilia says:

    What a wonderful sight.. donkey and carrot! Playing!.. Lovely.. c

  2. Beth Ann says:

    Oh Happy made me happy !!! At least they were raw carrots—I can stand those. 🙂

  3. Dianna says:

    Those pictures of Happy with the carrot plant are hilarious!!! So cute. Thanks for sharing your wonderful animals!

  4. We grew carrots one year. My daughter was impatient and would pull them when they were still small, brush the dirt off, and eat them straight out of the garden.

  5. Nice! It’s funny how animals are. They make you stop and enjoy the moment.

  6. pattisj says:

    Cuteness–Happy with the carrots. The ones my dad grew were some odd-looking things, too, nothing like what we find at the store.

  7. Julie says:

    I love the donkey- great post!

  8. says:

    Did you till the soil first? I don’t know nuthin’ ’bout growin’ carrots but it seems to me that perfect carrots would need loose soil.

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