1combine all ingredients EXCEPT the sour cream, in a lg sauce pan, and boil for 1/2 hr.
2remove some of the carrot, corsely chop it & set aside
3put the rest of the sauce pan ingredients into a blender, a little at a time, and puree (be sure NOT to fill the blender past 3/4 full, and make sure the top is cracked, to prevent exploding the lid)
4when it’s all pureed, return to sauce pan, and return to a low boil. THEN, whisk in the sour cream, 1 tbps at a time, Then, add the corsely chopped carrot, and boil on low for another 15 min. Add salt & pepper to taste, and serve.