March 17, 2021

Snow Reveal...

Brynwood Needleworks - March Radish

Handsome and the Labradors were so proud of themselves Sunday when they brought this home from their walk! They'd all gone into the north field where the daikon was planted (and some harvested) last fall.
 
Handsome saw this sticking out of the ground, and the fact that it wasn't mostly mushy was a wonder in itself. 
 
Brynwood Needleworks - My Sister, Diana, Picking Daikon
 
What we learned is that the radishes are planted in the field (along with a cover crop like alfalfa), where they grow in the cooler temperatures. They mature before the snow falls, and as shown by my sister, Di last November, they get quite large. 

That's a good thing, because once they're covered by a blanket of snow, they slowly break down, returning to the soil, while leaving a nice big, aerating hole behind. 

Anyway, this beauty was in a sheltered area where it didn't degrade, so it came home from the walk. I cleaned it up, hoping for the best, but alas, it was tasteless and inedible, so I ended up tossing it. Even so, I think I have a nice photograph to show for it.

By the way, now the black dogs are actually looking for radishes when they go out on their walks! They're such a hoot.
 
 
I spent the day in the studio yesterday. I know I want to start working on the bags I have to make, but I'm just pushing myself to get to them. Soooo, I clean up any mess on my cutting tables (or make new ones); move this here, and that there; and call myself the Queen of Procrastination. It's not made easier with my ongoing physical  "issue". My friend, Netta, in Florida used to say, "I don't have issues. I have subscriptions." I can relate these days. sigh
 
I'm not going to beat myself up. It is what it is, and I'm mostly healthy. That's a blessing these days, right? I have therapy tomorrow, so I may just sit and stitch today. I'll let you know what I accomplish (or don't) when next we visit. I'll hope for the best. xo 
 

 Happy St. Patrick's Day 
and
Happy Anniversary to #2 Son & our beautiful Daughter-in-Law!

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3 comments:

  1. That's a HUGE radish!
    Funny that the dogs are searching for them.lol
    Have fun with your sewing, & Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Marilyn

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  2. Happy Saint Patrick.
    It’s a huge radish!

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  3. I'm sorry, the title Queen of Procrastination is all mine! It took me about 5 hours to accomplish 2 hours of quilting on Monday. I'm trying so hard to finish a couple of quilts so I can play with some smalls. And some zippers. I haven't done a zipper since High School, and as you can imagine, that was more than a few years ago!!

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