Little Hands

These little hands are trying to figure out how to open this peapod thing with the sweet, juicy Peas inside. Pulling the stalk bit doesn’t work.

Aha! The little hands have no idea how they did it but they managed to open it! And look what’s inside. Lots and lots and lots of them.

“Eat them as fast as you can before someone comes along to stop you,” they say, “because normally we’re not allowed to eat green things because they’re ‘not ready’. I’m sure it’s different with Peas but you can’t be 100% sure, so best to just shove them in, no?”

20 Comments on “Little Hands

  1. Ah very cute, our two demolish the strawberries and raspberries straight off the plants, I don’t get a look in!!

  2. Awh, so cute!

    My 13 year old is rather less cute, more gangly and left footed, but even he loves having his own backyard larder… Of course being 13 he seems to make rather more of a dent in the produce than a littley. Still, at least I don’t have to worry about him getting his five a day do I? LOL

  3. Start them as you mean to go on, that’s what I say. Once a pea lover always a pea lover.

  4. Lovely photos! Gardens give kids a chance to truly play with their food! My son enjoyed picking and munching on our sugar snap peas too.

  5. Very cute. Our 5 year old was out at 6:30am the other day picking mangetout! Everything about vegetable gardening is good for family life, though when you have four, managing to get a strawberry can be tough…

  6. Ahh… how cute.

    I remember ‘pinching’ my grandfather’s peas from his veg garden when I was a boy (a LONG time ago!).

    I still enjoy picking them, but now I’ve discovered the delights of peas that can be picked young (the whole kaboodle eaten as mangetout – great in stir fries), or left to mature and then shelled as peas.

    The recent hot weather and rain showers have really brought the peas and beans on here in North Yorkshire – still not ready to pick but I can’t wait.

    As Paul Whitehouse might say, “Aren’t peas brilliant!”


  7. Years ago I couldn’t figure out why the kale never seemed to grow. Until I looked out the window one morning and watched my 4 yr old travel down the row picking off tiny kale leaves and eating them. Turned out he was mowing it daily as fast as it was growing. Strawberries and blueberries never stood a chance, the kids ate them as fast as they ripened. When I would tell the kids, no snacking I’m cooking dinner it will be ready soon, they would go outside and raid the garden. First course for them was what ever raw veggies were in season. Must have been healthy as 5 kids made it through childhood with only 2 doses of antibiotics between all of them. Oldest had strep throat at 13 years and youngest had an ear infection at 15 months. There were some minor colds a couple of broken bones, but otherwise good health. If every kid could grow up with a garden the world would be better.

  8. Couldn’t agree more! Next year I’m planning to give him even more of the garden to grow what he likes. Can’t wait to see what happens :)

  9. Very cute! I’ve always enjoyed reading your blog but I found this entry from an app. On my phone. It seeks links from categories I input ie. Garden and searches for thinhs that would be interesting to me. This time your blog popped up. It was spot on! :)

  10. When she was three my eldest told us that she had eaten enough mange touts, and now preferred mange ones (peas that is) instead. The name has stuck in our family ever since…

  11. Awww really cute, although I have to admit to still being slightly unconvinced about raw peas… Despite what my better half tells me I still think they need cooking… ;) lol

  12. What a lovely blog! My own poor allotment is suffering mild neglect this year but you’ve just inspired me to MAKE time to get down there and show it some love. Thank you!

  13. I’ve been munching on peas from the pod as I garden too – and strawberries and blueberries – it’s amazing anything reaches the kitchen!

  14. Reminds me of the kids here – last year carrots were eaten freshly pulled and after a quick wash in the water butt and beans eaten straight off the plant!

  15. Wife podding peas now. Do you get the peas monsters. (pea moth grub. We always get a few, but eh they have to eat as well.

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