More carrots…

Freshly harvested carrots

A good stretch in the field today. Harvested a bushel and a half of carrots (huge Danvers Half Long, enough to last through the winter) and a bushel of beets, a mix of red, golden and the Chioggia striped. Mulched another garlic bed, leaving just one uncovered. Did some clean-up with the compact tractor, moving empty barrels, turning crop remains into one end of the compost windrow. Took a trip down to the pond: it’s unfrozen, with only a layer of ice on top…

Slightly frozen pond

The pond is as full as it gets. Normal level is several feet lower, after the winter runoff evaporates, usually sometime in June. The barrel is a float that keeps the end of the uptake hose that leads to the pump suspended above the bottom.

1 thought on “More carrots…”

  1. Thanks for the pond photo. I’m always interested to see how people manage water. Where I live in southeast Pennsylvania, we get plenty of rain, but it comes in dumps at distant intervals.


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