Friday, June 25, 2010

Shelling Peas

There is nothing I like more than shelling peas. These Lady Cream Peas are from Hubs' garden. He is the one with the green thumb. He is the one that nurtures and waters the garden everyday. He is the one that weeds the garden and fertilizes the garden. My only job is to shell the peas and then cook these tender little morsels of goodness.

While I was shelling the peas, I noticed this very tiny little pea and upon further inspection I noticed it was in the shape of a heart. Out of all the peas I have shelled I must tell you this was a first for me. It just reminds me of all the TLC that Hubs puts into his garden.

For me the memory of shelling peas on my grandmother's glider takes me to another wonderful memory, so I thank my darling Hubs for being such a good gardener. So far we have had yellow crook neck and summer white scalloped squash, tomatoes, new potatoes, onions, green beans, bell pepper, jalapenos, corn on the cob, okra and lots of these yummy cream peas. I wish you could taste how good it is, but for now the pictures will have to do.

I hope you have a great weekend. I finally got through this bout of arthritis and today I was able to finish up some major projects. I am feeling very satisfied with the results. I stared last week, but got side lined. I cleaned out two closets, organized my photos for scrap booking, moved some furniture with the help of my sister, cleaned off my table and vacuumed. I even did a little exercise on my elliptical. I am so very thankful for this burst of energy.

I am trying to get things organized because my oldest son, wife and kids are coming down briefly to get the travel trailer. My sister had moved into the travel cottage last year while she was down. She moved the last of her things out of it today and then left to go home to Louisiana to see her grand kids. She will be back when my son is here.

Take care and have a good weekend. I hope I can even get out of bed tomorrow.


Gail said...

HI Pam

Oh such a beautiful post. I Love Hub's garden and all the meaning and memory it provides as well as all the fresh vegetables. The peas look wonderful, especially the heart.:-)

Glad you had a burst of energy and I hope you bounce out of bed. It's been a while since I "bounced" out or up or at all!! I keep plugging along though. phew.

Love to you
peace and hope.....

DeEtta said...

I think the little heart, which I love, was a "Thank You" to Hubs for taking such good care of them while growing up. Nothing better than creamed peas and new potatoes. I also have fond memories as a child chelling peas with my mom and aunts. They made it so fun, it didn't seem like work at all.

Bursts of energy are a blessing and it looks like you used your little burst and got a lot accomplished.

Enjoy your weekend.

Thom said...

I'm so glad that you are getting better. And what a wonderful find my friend. Things do happen for a reason. :) Excellent post :)

Just Be Real said...

Glad things are getting better for you Pam. Blessings to you dear one.

Rudee said...

That little pea is sweet.

sarah said...

Hi, I love the little heart. how cool is that!!!!! And please feel good...get out of bed with pain....☺

Akelamalu said...

Home grown produce is wonderful. Glad to hear you're feeling better. :)

Travis Cody said...

I'm not a fan of peas, but I did enjoy this post.

crochet lady said...

I remember shelling peas with my mom, but I have to admit I never liked the job. Cause there were usually two five gallon buckets to shell at a seemed to take forever. I do love the taste of peas though, had some for supper tonight, mmm mmm good!

Thanks Pam for your kind thoughts on my last post, I appreciate your words.

Barbara said...

A Heart Shaped Pea! I'm trying to catch up on blogs. It was nice to read this. It made me want to things: a garden and some fresh peas!

Finding Pam said...

Gail, I thought the heart shaped pea was unusual.While I didn't bounce out of bed, I was able to get up and thankfully walk. I just do as much as I can and then rest until it passes.
Love and blessing to you.

DeEtta,it is fun to make it a good time when shelling peas. It relaxes me and I don't have to think. I agree with the heart pea to thank my Hubs for the bounty of his garden.

Thom, that is nice of you to say that "things happen for a reason" and I truely believe it. I hope you had a good time on your vacation.

JBR, thank you my friend, I appreciate the blessings. Blessings back to you as well.

Rudee, I am glad you see it as special too. Hope all is well with you.

Sarah, Thanks for the comment. The little pea heart was special to me. I am doing better.

Akelamula, We are going to miss those fresh veggies after their are gone. I hope Hubs will do a winter garden. I appreciate your well wishes.

Travis, I thank you for stopping by and commenting. If you had these little peas once you would be hooked for life. Thanks for reading the post.

Crochet Lady, now that is a lot of peas to shell. It was just the way we lived. After a huge breakfast, we would shell peas,and my grandmother cooked them with other fresh veggies, we ate them for lunch and snacks. At dinner she would add a meat with the meal. She kept it warm in her stove well.
I was sad to hear about your loss. He must have been a great dad.

Barbara, Hey stranger. I hope all is well with you and your family. I am glad you saw the beauty in that little heart shaped pea.

Rambling Woods said...

The peas bring back lovely memories for me of safe and happy times with my grandparents.. I am so sorry about your struggle with RA.. gentle hugs my friend....Michelle

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Glad things are all right, Pam.

Mark said...

Pass the peas please! Love that you were aware and found the heart shaped pea. Thanks for sharing this experience and hope you are well! Blessings of health to you.