Picked a big bucket of peas yesterday and shucked them. Went out this
morning about 0800 and Lo! got about half a bucket. Darned things
ripened in the dark. Right now I have two quarts of peas in a covered
container in the refrigerator. Reckon I will rinse them off, let them
dry and then put them on a bun tray in the freezer for a couple of hours
then vacuum bag them for later cooking. Still have half a pot I cooked
late last week and they were right tasty. I think I need to get some
pork to go in the pot though. That's the true Louisiana/SE Texas way to
cook crowder peas in my family.
We were very close to 100F yesterday afternoon and it is going to be
hotter today. I have the AC cranked down a bit more just to keep the
heat out of the house. We actually had .44 inches of rain last week,
what happened to all those happy rain clouds of the week before. Now
we're having to water our raised beds but we're doing it at night to
avoid rapid drying. Seems to be working well.
The !@#$% mocking birds are still trying to get our figs so I have to
build a frame around the tree far enough out the mockers can't get to
it. This morning I found a mocker pecking a tomato, I may have to get
out the air rifle too. I don't mind the occasional foray into the garden
but this mocker seems to think our garden is its larder.