Shelling Peas

I couldn’t do this in Idaho, not this time of year anyway.

My 5 year old son was so delighted to help me pick and shell the peas that he kept exclaiming what a good farmer he was. He’d pop as many in his mouth as he’d drop in the bowl and that delights me given that he once threw up a bite of carrots just to prove to me how much hated them.

I love the helping stage he’s in and especially helping with garden and yard stuff. I grew up with that element and I’m grateful to have it to any degree in my kid’s lives. It’s wonderful for kids to plant a seed, help it grow, keep the weeds from it and then enjoy the fruits of their labors. In our world today there are so few accomplishments that we can see and touch. I love teaching my kids the important lessons gardening can provide and I love that I have kids who enjoy learning them.

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7 comments on “Shelling Peas

  1. So cute! I have a picture of Miss C shelling peas two summers ago. We hope to revive our little backyard suburban garden this spring.

    I look forward to your updates! Tay was so tickled with the “pop” sound and method of opening the pod!

  2. Nope, you certainly wouldn’t be shelling peas in Idaho this time of year!!!

    How fun! I love peas!

    Unfortunately, you’d be shoveling snow wishing you could plant them!!

  3. Oh how sweet he is! You seriously just picked these? We still have snow and freezing temps!

    Officially jealous…

    Unreal hugh? :)

  4. My kids love growing things too, but they also over-water them too because it’s so much watering their seeds.

    I know what you mean!

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  6. This is something to be proud of–you and him!

    I’ve never done this with my children (plant a veggie garden)…but I want to… Just WHAT is stopping me???


    Hey, it makes a pretty (handsome??) picture, too!

    Thanks Robin. I think he’s a keeper. :)

  7. Those peas look wonderful Holly! I’ve tried (and failed) many times at planting veggies. I haven’t given up though. :)

    “Never give up. Never surrender.” Hee hee.

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