‎"...a little 'trouty', but quite good" ~ Eve Kendall, North By Northwest

Friday, June 13, 2008

snap peas

We have sugar snap peas! Ahead of schedule! Lucy wanted to go check, even though EVERYONE KNOWS you don't get peas around here until the fourth of July. That's how you know you planted them at the right time (says my mother-in-law). Snap peas on the fourth of July. I have always been very nervous about being able to produce snap peas at the appointed time, so this early harvest takes the edge off.

I also ate the first strawberry yesterday, when no one was looking. Chris wants to fill several more pots and fill them with strawberries now. Maybe so he can eventually have one.

Chris has also been busy in the yard. To wit: there is nary a granite sink in sight! Which is not to say that it is not somewhere in the vicinity of our driveway. You just have to look very hard to find it. I came home to find our little woodstove sitting alone in the middle of a raked clearing, just waiting for some chairs and some marshmallow skewers. It almost looks legitimate there - hardly at all like it was abandoned in that very spot when we discovered it was too unwieldy/fire hazardly to bring into the house. We owe this great yard transformation to one of those forwarded emails, specifically "you know you're a redneck if...." I think the line item "you have to mow around cars" hit a bit close to home. Entering the Jaguar in the Demolition Derby is looking better and better all the time.

Anyone want to sponsor him? I'll give you some snap peas....


Shamelessly Sassy said...

oh, I wish I had some fresh strawberries.

Susan said...

shamelessly sassy - there should be another one ripe by the middle of next week. Until then, will you settle for a snap pea?