I have never really enjoyed shelling peas. It seems so tedious and time consuming.
Today, after I got home with my fresh garden goods, I knew the peas would have to be cooked tonight!
I even looked forward to shelling them.
As I sat outside enjoying the spring weather and shelling my fresh peas, I recalled years ago when I used to shell them.
I have fond memories of shelling peas with my grandpa. Not that I loved the work, but he always made things fun. It was just fun to be with him.
My grandpa loved gadgets. One year he purchased a gadget that shelled peas! It worked kind of like a ringer washer. It didn't really work all that great but we had fun trying it together.
I was much slower today with getting my peas shelled. It took me awhile to get back in the groove of it after all these years. I might have finished the job much sooner if I wasn't eating them as I shelled them :)
I have to admit, I was a bit melancholy as I prepared these fresh peas tonight. But I'm also thankful to have such sweet memories of sharing garden chores with my dear grandpa. And, they were super yummy with our meal :)