I recently had the pleasure of talking to Joseph on the phone. It started with the usual Hi Nannie but soon progressed into the heart of the topic.
Wasn't I surprised when Joseph reminded me that he likes to come to my house so he could pick peas! Indeed he did pick peas last year and after they were done we augmented them with ones from the farmers market. Joseph would stay at the picnic table and pop them all!
Alex wasn't much into peas. He had trouble with the shelling. But point out a carrot and he was more than willing to give it a yank. Nothing quite like eating a freshly pulled carrot that we washed under the garden hose...well...maybe a pea or 2!