#529 Shellin.

Farmer Phil’s formerly parched garden turned out to be really productive after these afternoon showers we’ve been having. Tonight, mama, daddy, mammaw and I shelled about 10 billion peas. Well I only really shelled about 100 of them, but the point is that I helped and have sore little thumbs to prove it. It was the best when I finally found my sweet spot and got in a quick-shelling groove—to do that you just have to snap one end off and pull the seam in the process. It makes for much faster shelling. You know, if you ever find yourself with a bushel of peas that need shelling.
It’s so Mississippi.

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Erin

Monday, June 13th, 2011

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One thought on “#529 Shellin.

  1. I don't plant my peas until "dark nights of the moon in June". so I won't have any until late July and August…but I will have a ton of them then, because I planted 12 big long rows. I prefer Dixie Lee peas, because they taste soooo good, but they can be a little harder to shell. But, when I bought my tractor from the guy at Seminary, he gave me a half a coffee can of some type of pea seed that he says have been in his family for over 100 years (been planting/saving seed/replanting/saving seed). I just had to plant them, so I have 3 rows of the 100 year peas. If they're as good as he says they are, I'll save the seed and start my own tradition.

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