The Vicarious Farmer: Ode to Peas

Welcome to the launch of a new series – The Vicarious Farmer.  It’s a bite-size serving of farmdom, featuring a fresh photo from the Acres and a pocket full of words to ruminate on.  Five Green Acres Lite, if you will, or a little farm meditation.

The Vicarious Farmer is you.  Imagine yourself perched on my shoulder for a snapshot of the day-to-day goings-on of this little farmette.

Shall we begin?


Fresh-from-the-garden-peas are precious.  So little yield from such picked bulk – it makes it seem gluttonous or wasteful to not also eat the pods.  But this year, to celebrate my first-ever successful crop of peas, I embraced the luxury of stand-alone peas.  Lightly dressed in butter and salt – oh how they shined without the muffling of the pods. Those we threw to the chickens, so we’ll eat them after all – all winter long.


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    Angela said,

    Mmmm, peas. Lovely picture of the pod sillhouette. We’ve been harvesting our Oregon Sugar Pod II (Territorial Seed) for about a week. We’ve been eating them as fast as they’re ready. Today was the first day we had enough left after nibbling to freeze for the winter.

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