Sunday, May 10, 2009

oh bunnies!

I had a stepmother who used to say "oh bunnies" at times when other people would have said "oh shit" -- we always thought it was a British thing, but maybe it was just an Anne thing. After my father died we discovered that she was really pretty much an evil gold-digging stepmother, but the bunnies live on...

All that was by way of showing off my grand crop of carrots. I planted the seeds at the beginning of November, I think-- way too late -- and the plants were over-run with oxalis and other weeds for most of the winter. I went up to clear the vegetable bed and thought these would all be goners, so imagine my surprise when I pulled out armfuls of orange and yellow sweetness!
Today I turned them into two big pots of soup for the freezer. Yum. (This is the first time I've succeeded in getting carrots to grow, so you can tell I'm pleased!)

In between soup-making, I caught up again with the Friday Block Party -- here is Flyfoot
and here is Union Square. The gold fabric is some of Ami Simms' old apple pie filling (remember her whole line of pie fabrics?) and I really like the texture of it.

6 comments:

Libby Fife said...

Those carrots are wonderful. You know, orange is practically my favorite color! The soup sounds wonderful-I have a recipe that uses buttermilk and ginger along with parsnips-very yummy.

DPUTiger said...

I have an Ami Simms pie kit and a couple of her pincushion kits, so yes. I most certainly do remember her pie filling fabrics!

The Calico Cat said...

Congrats on the carrots & thanks for the giggle - "Evil gold-digging - in inserted - bitch!"

My dad still says "Sugar" instead of shit.

Nancy said...

Nice blocks, nice carrots, nice post.

WV: armiarg, an over-sized sundial

katelnorth said...

well, can't say I know any brits who say it - though I might adopt it myself...

HB said...

Love both the blocks!