Saturday turned out to be a very long day.  It was a good one, though, although we have no plans of repeating it.  Gayle got permission from a local farmer to pick some peas out of his large field which he is growing for seed (a lot of people have been picking peas there).  We went over and decided to just pick for an hour and see what we would end up with.  We got five bushels!  Our pickers are fast.  Then–we had to shell them!  We all sat around on the front porch all afternoon and evening.  I am able to shell peas almost as fast while I read as when I don’t, so I propped a book in my bowl and read aloud.  We read an entire 150-page book about a girl in Pompeii that afternoon!  The baby played on the porch around us, and 3-year-old brought drinks of water around regularly.  The afternoon was a great family time–but we didn’t finish the job till late at night, which was the not-nice part.  We ended up with 38 kilograms (57 quarts) of peas in the freezer, but I decided that is not worth repeating (unless they would be organic; these are not).IMG_9686 IMG_9685 IMG_9684 IMG_9683 IMG_9676 IMG_9673 IMG_9672 IMG_9671 IMG_9688


About NZ Filbruns

A home-school family living in New Zealand, with a desire to share what Christ has done for us.
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2 Responses to Peas

  1. Jenifer says:

    these look yummy. Wish we had a field to pick from around here.

  2. It looks like some good memories were made. I’ve had to give up trying to raise our own peas for similar reasons, and also because our hot sandy garden doesn’t produce a very good yield. 🙂

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