The weather today is really beautiful. Still a bit chilly, but nice enough if you start moving, you shed your coat.
We spent some time today working in the garden.
Sailor worked on the patio planters, grouting in the seats he made from concrete last year.
I spaded the soil in the planters and raked in the flower gardens, which is still pretty frozen in some places.
I got rid of all the old marigolds and hollyhocks, saving the seed and scattering them back into the soil after I raked and spaded and raked some more.
As I worked the old carrot garden, I was surprised to find many bright orange carrots being uprooted. Some were pretty soft and rotten, some were as crisp as they were last fall! I was so surprised.
So here is the first harvest of 2009. I love carrots. Too bad they aren't allowed in this phase of the South Beach diet. . . I forgot and sampled one. It was the first one I harvested from the ground, I just brushed off the dirt and crunched. It was delicious and sweet.
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.