"Blauwschokkers" Soup peas have been enjoyed as a winter staple in Europe for centuries. Spectacular plants are beautiful enough to grow as an ornamental. Productive strain from Holland. Soak dry seeds overnight before cooking. Vigorous 5-6' tall plants. Soup, 80-85 days.Sadly, these beautiful peas are not delicious. We soaked them overnight, then cooked them for hours. They never softened and they tasted awful. We are growing them again for their ornamental value. You can see the bloom in the garden page from last year.
Here's a link to all the grandkids' pages.
This has been a spring and summer of getting around. 2005You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster! Day 5
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.
A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.
travel to Texas
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island
Texas Signs amused us
Art Museum at Vassar
Mid Atlantic: Longwood Gardens
Winterthur Children's Park
Old Stone Fort, Schoharie, NY
Cherry Valley, New York
CMOG Corning Museum of Glass -
from other summers:
Frankie plays LaCrosse. And we see the second game.
The ballet recital features Peri!
Candy graduates with a BS/RN.
And a froggie came a wooing.
Then there was a new moth.
A hailstorm surprised us in June.
The daffodils are in bloom in April.
In May, it's tulips and bleeding heart. And pinks and purples.
Tomatoes are ready to start.
And there are beans.
So are onions.
Spring finds us in Maryland and Delaware.
New Castle, Delaware, is a quaint river town. may not be published yet.
The flowers were lovely.
And so were the birds and other animals.
Longwood Gardens has opened it's Children's Indoor Garden with wonderful whimsical fountains.
Oh, my, there are orchids!
Fall trip to Vermont and New Hampshire.
Our trip to Baltimore and Washington.
Baltimore people watching
Baltimore Orioles game
we're off to Washington, DC
Washington flowers are here
American Indian museum
Fireworks on the Fourth of July
Garden - heirloom tomatoes
Garden in June
We made Dill Pickles
And we picked blueberries and made blueberry buckle and cobbler.
We love the minimalist (NY Times) no-knead bread.
In July the daylilies are blooming
A strange vine appeared
It's carrion flower - or Jacob's ladder.
We went to Meredith Dairy Days
Downy Woodpecker feeds its baby.
House and Garden
In Autumn Before/After Exterior
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park 2
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