As to the field peas (yum), they have set and ripened with amazing speed...we put out a call to customers only last Thursday, letting them know that 'UPick' was what was going to be happening with the field peas (and got quite the response! folks seem ready and willing to wade out there and pick). ok. Here's a picture from last week...I tried to take some this morning, but the sun was too high at that point.
Without long pants on, there was no way I was going to make my way through the peas. The two rows are completely grown together in the middle, and they are butressed on one side by massive numbers of zinnias (full of bees of course) and on the other by big bushy trailing eggplants. No room to walk in between anything. Of course, it can be done; bt there is potential peril (wasp nests maybe, bees, and since Will completely cleared around the pond this weekend, maybe a snake, who knows? uh-uh. not this morning. But I got enough for dinner before I chickened out. Ah yes. Field peas and fried okra. ps: there's a watermelon in the fridge too. Actually, two. First ones.