Thursday, August 19, 2010
Sorry about my blogging absence....the kids & I spent the entire summer (6 weeks) at my parent's farm outside Worland, WY. We all had so much fun. The kids were able to help in the garden, they thought picking peas was the best...read on to see more on that; pulling potatoes made a close second...while weeding wasn't so much fun.
We also canned beets (a first attempt for both my mom and me) which turned out well (even though I'm not the biggest fan of beets).
There were lots of little chocolate lab puppies...soooo cute. A couple of dogs, cats And 12 free range chickens to feed every night. They LOVED helping take care of the animals each night...especially the chickens & we were so happy to find the first little (tiny, really) brown egg just days before we left.
We can't wait until next year...but until then, I'm back to blogging..
The kids loved helping with every step (and I think we did this 3 times)...I know it's a little late in the season for peas...but keep it on hand for next year :)
2. Add peas into lightly salted, boiling water, boil 90 seconds. Remove promptly to an ice bath to shock the peas & stop the cooking.