Luckily the dog has't figured out how to steal carrots (yet). Carrots have got to be the most fun vegetable to harvest. I nearly waited too long to harvest them this year. The ground was really cold and dry and I had a rough time digging these guys out- But it's so much fun to pull each carrot out! I love that satisfying moment when the soil loses its hold and the carrot emerges...short, long, fat, skinny, tiny or huge. I had quite the variety this year, probably because I refuse to thin my carrot plantings. I just can't bear to pull the little ones.
I thought that my Brussels sprouts were a dud this year. I planted them a little later than I should have and they just didn't seem to be forming sprouts- they were just big and leafy. I was surprised today to find those big stalks covered in tiny Brussels sprouts! They are very little, but there's enough of them to cook some and freeze some. I just have to decide how to cook them up...roasted? sauteed? steamed? Tough call.