muriel grew many vegetables on her farm, which lay between the north village and the lake lands. she was best known for the quality of her beats, both red and gold. chefs from villages near and far sought to buy her beats to present to diners in salads and as accompaniments to the fresh-water scallops and lamb shanks they liked to serve. last year, muriel received an award for exceptional quality from the farmers' association for her beets. she was very proud of her beets. however, she wished someone would notice all the work she put in to growing turnips.