Sunday, September 5, 2010

Carrots Evade me and Police Officer and Family Recognition

I love carrots. The boy and the man love carrots. My garden does not love carrots. As a matter of fact, I'm thinking the garden doesn't love carrots out of spite. Last fall, I got some relatively decent carrots that weren't fat, but skinny and long, but they still made a good addition to meals. These carrots below have been in the ground since February.
It's a cruel joke. So what do I do? I plant more carrots in another part of the garden. I will grow carrots. I will. It's just a matter of finding the right place. Right?

We're getting excellent request for ribbons for Keychains for a cause. Someone from school asked me to stock awareness key chains for police officers and their families, otherwise known as The Thin Blue Line. You may have seen the blue and black striped decal on the back of cars before. I've also read it helps to raise awareness for police officers lost on the job.
This, below, is a troup support keychain sent to Erin yesterday. Erin's husband has been deployed for what seems like forever now. Hopefully he'll be returning soon, but she's a trouper and hossed out preparation for hurricane Earl all by herself. She's an inspiration. Erin, keep and eye on your mailbox! The fob went out in Saturday's mail.
Lastly, here's one more "support our troups" keychain, this one with stars instead of just stripes. I think I like it better.
Hope you all are having a better time with carrots than I am. Granny, Thomas, I'm looking at you. Send me some carrot growing vibes!
The morning comes early, even on a holiday weekend. Sweet gardening dreams.


  1. Doesn't this just go to show what a fickle witch Mother nature can be? I can't grow jack most of the time, but my carrots turn out superb - LOL.

    Nice work on the key fobs!!!

  2. You might want to try growing carrots in a big pot, using "potting soil" instead of dirt. I've done that sucessfully in the past, because my garden is adobe clay, which carrots don't like at all.


  3. I can't grow carrots either. I planted carrots in the spring and only ended up with tiny ones. I am still hoping the mid-season carrots will yield something, but I am not holding my breath.

  4. I tried growing carrots and it was a dismal mess. I keep trying and my soil seems to hate it. I'll try again next year. Those keychains are great!

  5. Oh, you make me feel so much better! Carrots are easy to grow. Anyone can grow carrots. Nope. Not me. I've grown 2 in 2 years. I keep failing at carrots.

  6. Yay! And I LOVE the stars!!!

    AND I can't grow carrots to save my life. :)

  7. What in the world is it about carrots! There's no in between in the carrot world, is there?

    I may try them in pots like you say Helen.

    Thanks for the compliments on the key chains. Keep the suggestions coming and keep us in mind for holiday gift giving!

  8. Erin, I'm so glad you like it! Use it in good health.

    I like the stars, too. They've got a bit more flare.

  9. Sigh...I can't grow them either, but have some seed started right now. I'm not planning on giving up just yet!