Sunday, August 2, 2009

Peas Please...

Okay, it's probably not a good idea to let your veggies run amuck for a week....I can say...I have a excuse though...several rain days in the state of Maine. And when it was sunny, we had other pressing things, like mowing! Squeeze that chore it I'll tell ya! And my birthday, what fun that was.
Ugh! A family can not possibly eat this much in the time they will stay fresh!I had a feeling this was coming, so we got the canner out of storage and decided to replace all the valves on it, the poor thing is from the 40's, but in great shape!


And, I've decided next year will be the year of the peas, remember, we planted a 80 foot row that didn't do so well (marvel peas), it's producing but not like the other row, all the same variety next year for many pints of peas, please!



Hulling, hulling the peas. Not shucking or shelling....hulling. Not a easy task but made fun with the fact Madame rambles when she knows she has quiet attention.




Perfect peas in a pod.





We'll get 2 meals and a addition to a pasta salad before this harvest is extinguished. Yum, they were good.


And a great benefit to the composter too! C&G Design


8 comments:

tina said...

Awesome harvest! The weather can't have been all that bad with all those delicious peas please...

Jillian said...

Your pea pods and garden look fabulous! How fun for you to share special time with Madame, too. My Dad has complained about the rain this year and how it affected his mood and the garden! Hoping for some sunnier days!

Skeeter said...

Have you heard the poem about Peas? I will give it a try...

I eat my peas with honey,
I've done it all my life.
It makes the peas taste funny,
but it keeps them on my knife!

Jean said...

They look good Dawn and I know ours were. The lack of lotsa sun did not hurt our peas at all. Also the onions have looked better than normal but a lot of the other stuff is just starting to look good. That is. all but my tomatoes. Gosh darn it!!! They are my favorite and I just love knowing I will use no canned tomatoes but I sure will need them this year. I have a quart in the frezzer and from last year and then that is it. This year I will be lucky to freeze any.

Jean said...

Oh darn, I meant to tell Skeeter, never heard it before but it is cute.

Debbie said...

Oh Dawn does that bring back some memories! I have not grown regular peas in a few years. I do usually grow snow peas every year because I love them. I order extra in my chinese when we get take out. I am known as the snow pea/garlic lady there! What a harvest you have!Great work...I totally get what you are saying about the rain...I am hardly in my garden lately. I did pick three zuchinnis and they were delicious grilled with olive oil and garlic. My tomato plants are humungous! Keep up the great work....you are reaping your rewards now. By the way...Port Hole 2009 was a huge success...we got lots of pictures I will share soon.

Lola said...

Beautiful peas, Dawn & hanging so full of that delicious veggie.
I've tried to grow them here but had no luck.
Back when we had a "real" garden {at the old house} I kept the freezer full from one yr to the next. Plus I canned lots. Always had plenty to give to our kids. And others as well.
Skeeter, I've never heard that one.

Skeeter said...

Jean and Lola, my grandmother taught me that one many years ago...