The carrots were just the beginning.

by threegirlpileup

We spent Saturday morning out in the garden, harvesting a big pile of root vegetables.  My intention had been to go out and pick some beets for a salad at lunchtime, but the girls came with me–and the harvesting began.  Beets (hooray!) and carrots and onions and garlic, plus a couple of early cucumbers and some late lettuce.

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We carried armloads up to the deck, where Anna spread them on the little table and exclaimed, “Root score!” Then she explained quietly, in case I was typically slow on the uptake, that she said “root score” because we scored so many root vegetables.

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Anna made good use of the water table to wash everything, which I think is one of her favorite parts of root veggies.  She enjoys telling me how dirty they are and how much scrubbing they need.

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We then shared carrots for breakfast and fixed fresh beets for lunch.  Yum!

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