Let there be peas on earth...
...and let it begin with me.
Giddy, I tell you. I'm positively giddy. I've been checking and and tonight I was rewarded -- my very first, my very own, baby pea sprouts. With the prediction of a sunny, warm weekend (70F!), the fewer than half-dozen germinating sprouts will no doubt be joined by many more. I have to do a little thing with some hooks and string for support before they get too big -- not crochet, although perhaps it would be good practice -- hahaha, crocheted chains to support the climbing peas -- because that's about the only support my hooking would provide at this point. That reminds me of when my stepmom taught Katie & Ali to crochet a chain when they were little. They took turns and crocheted a chain that reached from our front porch to their friends' front porch and back -- three houses down and across the street!
Grow little sprout, grow!
Posted by: Oiyi | 20 April 2007 at 02:04 AM
That's so funny! My MIL taught my 6 year old to crochet a chain this past weekend. I told him about the long chain your daughters made and now he is on a mission.
Posted by: Mary Fran | 20 April 2007 at 06:03 AM
Your picture made me smile this morning. Thanks!
Posted by: Carole | 20 April 2007 at 06:24 AM
OMG, you're a riot! Peas on earth good fill toward men and women :D You started it...A chain is all my youngest would do, it's pretty long too.
Posted by: Carol | 20 April 2007 at 06:40 AM
Gah, maybe MAYBE I can plant some peas this weekend. It has just been brutal here.
I love your "let there be peas on earth...and let it begin with me..."
You know the bumper stickers that say, "Visualize Whirled Peas"? Yesterday I saw one that said, "Visualize Impeachment." I liked it.
Posted by: Norma | 20 April 2007 at 07:31 AM
Posted by: kathy b | 20 April 2007 at 08:32 AM
whirled peas, please. It's too late for peas here, but soon it will be okra planting time. Love the chain story.
Posted by: Julia | 20 April 2007 at 08:50 AM
This post is full of happiness. It's good to hear it in your 'voice'. Go peas!
Posted by: margene | 20 April 2007 at 10:07 AM
SO exciting!! makes me want to go check on my seedlings...
Posted by: pamela wynne | 20 April 2007 at 10:24 AM
Mmmmm, fresh garden peas...I can't wait, when's dinner?
Posted by: Angie | 20 April 2007 at 10:38 AM
Woohoo! Spring is here. :)
Posted by: Romi | 20 April 2007 at 11:34 AM
I always want to grow peas and always forget to plant them early enough Congratulations!
Posted by: beth | 20 April 2007 at 07:26 PM
My dad plants peas every year, and I used to help him set up the posts-and-string contraption he'd fill the raised beds with. They were ingenious devices. When I was little, I also used to finger-knit chains out of an entire ball of cheap yarn -- long enough to wrap around the outside of our house -- so the story about your daughters made me smile. Happy spring, and hooray for sprouting peas!
Posted by: Margaret | 21 April 2007 at 05:45 PM
I wish there was something growing in my garden...but I suppose I would have to plant something in order for that to happen. I will have to live vicariously, as my gardening skill leave much to be desired.
Posted by: nova | 21 April 2007 at 11:53 PM
Fantastic picture!! PEAS!!!!
Posted by: melanie | 28 April 2007 at 06:36 PM