Remember Today While Eating Carrots in July


Carrot Weeding

I will think about today while eating carrots in July.

We attempted to flame weed our carrot beds before seeding them this April, with the hopes that would scorch some of the early season weeds that spring back up from wet soil after tillage that time of year. It didn’t work too well. The weeds grew like crazy anyway, attempting to overtake the wimpy carrot tops that somehow support those orange taproots we love to cook with and eat.

So, we weeded them by hand all afternoon in a light spring rain. An effort at reclamation. Hopefully, more carrots remained in the ground than in our muddy hands!

These days move quickly, though they are already quite long. Dusk falls at nine PM and the birds are chirping before I can usually wake up. There is so much to plant, weed harvest and till. Our work does not seem to end now, but it is satisfying to know that it will pay off in ripe summer vegetables.

We work because we love what we do, and we work so that our people will be fed….

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2 responses

  1. Mike Reed

    Wish we were there to help you. We love your food!

    May 24, 2013 at 7:44 am

  2. Janet Koed

    I’d like some of those 9pm sunsets! Our plants down here in SB, Californee are so confused due to off & on 90 degree days in May. The tomatoes are happy. I’d love to sit around your table and sample some of those beautiful green things you are cultivating!

    May 27, 2013 at 1:22 pm

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