Yes!, ...'tis that time of the year to find out what's been happening UNDERground since planting time! Of all the "findings", this one was the most "affectionate"...
Below: The hugger from one side...
...and from the other side.
The smaller carrot being "hugged" was just "in there",
loose and independent. Was the "hugging" to save the
"hugged" from being thinned?
P.S. The "digger of the carrots" said there were ALSO some
carrots that looked "too naughty" to be photographed!
Below: On the back left, there are quart jars of canned peach halves that came FRESH (directly delivered) from GEORGIA by one of my sister's sons. In fact, when my husband and I came back from our vacation, my sister had these canned up for me-- in addition to that, she made those 4 pints of peach jam for us.In comparison to the "home canner" my mother was, and in comparison to some other "home canners" I know these days, I do NOT consider myself to be any kind of MARATHON CANNER. But!, there comes a time when an abundant yield of produce must be shared with friends, OR it comes down to "do THIS" with the extras, OR ... heaven forbid, let 'em go to waste.
Other than the peaches and the peach jam in the above photo, there are pickled beets, and a whole lot of carrots. Three varieties of carrots... the carrots along the front/left grew in the garden as PURPLE-colored carrots. But, the purple color went away as I lightly pared (scraped?) them. Canned up, they look just a little different in the jar.