Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Down in the Valley

If we can get a little bare earth around here we can probably go ahead and put in our pea crop.

For most of the year we rely on the hard work of the Jolly Green Giant to supply  us with little green peas via the freezer section of our local grocery store. 

What do the Giant's pea-pickers and their good friend Tennessee Ernie Ford do at the end of 
a long day in the fields? Why, sing favorite folk songs of course.

This recording was likely sent to young Nancy of Rib Lake for the price of a few labels mailed in to
 LeSueur, Minnesota * back in the decades when veggies were more available in a can than frozen.

The Green Giant loves corn and beans, and other Good Things from the Garden too.

If you need more information and/or encouragement to get going with some early peas 
follow these links and then get planting.

* Le Sueur, Minnesota hosts an annual festival formerly known as Corn on the Curb which we are aware of because of our close personal friendship with a Corn on the Curb Princess from the 70's. We hope she is not too disappointed that the current town celebration has been renamed and reinvented as Giant Celebration (24 years ago). Looks like it is a pretty fun event and we hope she is asked to dust off her tiara and ride on the parade float or the back of a shiny convertible every so often.


Honeybee said...

Bless your cotton-pickin', pea-pickin' heart!

Blue said...

Should I plant them indoors?