Sugar Snap Peas, My Vickie LOVES Sugar Snap Peas, oh and Tomatoes. Now because every inch of our property is used for all of our friends that come to stay with us or come to Doggy Day Care, we just don't have room for her to have a garden. And that is rough for her because she LOVES fresh picked Sugar Snap Peas in the early summer.
So....She thinks and thinks and finally decides to plant her Sugar Snap Peas along the front fence next to the road. For years she has done this. I myself love it because I love Sugar Snap Peas too and when they are along the front fence I get to eat them while they are fresh from the vine.
Sometimes I see My Vickie out front just standing there eating the peas from the vine while pretending she is working. Ha ha....Like I don't know.
So anyway early this February we planted lots of peas along the fence line next to the road. We watered them and tended them and two weeks ago (because of the late spring) they started being ready to eat. Me and My Vickie go out a couple of times a day and she gets a handful and I get a mouthful and we eat to our hearts content.
Knowing all of this, I will now tell you something that happened that has changed our lives, damaged our appetites, and caused us to fear all vegetibles and fruits given to us, or bought or grown in our very own front yard along the fence next to the road.
OK HERE GOES:
Because of the fireworks that go off nightly through the month of July AND because My Vickie likes to do it, we sleep outside on the porch swing. That way, My Vickie can be aware of all the goings on with the dogs that are staying here. She can tell if they get worried, or scared from the noise and she is always there for them if they wake up and come outside in fear.
We don't mind cause we love sleeping outside, but it is a little weird to sleep out in the front where traffic goes by and sometimes a transient or two from the railroads.
So one particular night, we are just laying there, My Vickie on the swing and me on the ground beside her listending and watching as time goes by. At around 2 am we are roused from our light snooze when a big ole bright red, pumped up TRUCK-O-RAMA with LOUD music comes driving up our road.
It pulls up in front of the kennels and right in front of us. Three big guys stumble out of the vehicle, obviously very drunk, and come around to our beautiful row of Sugar Snap Peas that are growing along the fence that stands by the side of the road. They don't see us and My Vickie puts an arm around me so I don't make any noise and we watch.
What could they be doing? They were laughing and talking real loud to be heard over the music that blasted from the truck. They came over to the fence just 30 feet from us and all three of them start peeing Yes I Said PEEING all over our beautiful tasty Sugar Snap Peas that were growing along the fence by the side of the road.
Yes they were......All my poor Vickie could do was stare in amazement as they continued to releive themselves for more than a minute all over her Sugar Snap Peas that her and I eat by the handful and the mouthful every day fresh from the vine that grows along the fence by the side of the road.
So What did we learn?
We will never eat fresh fruit, vegetables or anything else ever ever again without washing and washing and washing them.
And we will NEVER, NEVER EVER plant our Sugar Snap Peas along the fence that stands by the side of the road.