At last the ground was fit to try a sowing of carrot seeds. It’s a special moment; that pinch of dust that promises so much. I always inhale! I mean that I take a deep sniff of the precious grain which smells more of carrot than the roots themselves, though the first pullings will be tastier than anything in the shops.
A little boy I know has sown seeds for the first time and eagerly checks them every day. It is good to share his delight and be grateful for the seed, the sowing and the sweet anticipation!