|Risa picks the last peas and drops them in a chilled bowl of vinegar water. |
Then she unties the beanpoles and tee posts and stacks them for next year.
If too fragile the beanpoles become kindling.Every year she cuts a few more poles
from the coppice or from the knotweed patch.
|The pea vines are separated from the kale and such that had been growing beneath them.|
They are thrown over the fence to the chickens. When the chickens are done with
them, they're retrieved and used as mulch around the place.
|She winds up the baling twine that held together the trellis to store away|
from sunlight. She mulches and waters the greens that have been newly
exposed to the sun. Steps into the shade, rings the gratitude bell, and
eats the freshly "pickled" peas.