We're supposed to get into the low 20's tonight, below 20 tomorrow. I've left the carrots in the raised bed so far this winter only pulling what I needed at the time. I'm not sure if I could have left them in ground or not but I felt it better not to take a chance and waste them.
So I pulled what was left of the carrot bed this morning.
10 lb's of fresh carrots salvaged. Still sweet and crisp!
Don't ya just love fresh carrots! And the shapes! Just look at these "Happy Feet" carrots dancing.
I also went through all the "fresh eating" apples this morning.
The Honeycrisp and Pinklady's had lost their crispness. The skins were wrinkling. The Granny's were still firm but were also losing that fresh, crisp taste so I spent all day today making applesauce. SM observes " That's a lot of applesauce." I got about 7 quarts out of those soon to be wasted apples.
"Waste not, want not" is a phrase I grew up hearing. I googled it to find it's been around a lot longer than I have (1772) but I actually like the original phrase better. "Willful waste makes woeful want" (1576). Try to say that 5 times fast.
Phrases like that get me motivated. Sometimes you just need that little angel (or devil) on your shoulder telling you that it's time to get off your sorry butt and get to the task at hand.
"Make hay while the sun shines" is another favorite. "Take time when time cometh, lest time steal away."
(When I was young, I spent a day helping the farmer I worked for bale hay one afternoon. Why just one day at it? That was the day I discovered I was allergic to something in the hay. I had a bloody nose most of the time and was sneezing all afternoon. I did find the work fun though. (Hey, I was young and I wasn't a farmers kid so anything different was fun for me. Plus hay smells SO GOOD and it was fun being a girl out with the guys doing "guy's work.")
So many good sayings out there. What are some of your favorites? A story behind it?