It was Saturday. Another chilly, grey day was coming to a close, and on a whim I decided to dig up a few carrots when I got home from the Christmas Bird Count. I was down to one carrot from the grocery store, and about four tiny ones from the garden - time for a few more.
Boy was I pleasantly surprised at the size of the carrots that came up with the third and fourth spading of the fork!
Every year I seem to get a handful of giant carrots, but this year I had the King of Carrots:
This root was so impressive that I had to weigh the silly thing - I simply couldn't get over its size. And how much did it weigh? Over a pound!!!
I know it's hard to see, but the scale says one pound and 3/4 of an ounce. That is one huge carrot.
And it's been tasty. Toby enjoyed part of it for two nights, and the rest went into the roasted veg. mix I cooked up on Sunday.