Yes. . . peanuts!
Let me take you back in time to June 2010 when the first peanut seeds sprouted:
Then in July, the plants began to flower:
The flowers bent over, embedded themselves in the dirt and developed into peanuts. The harvest began in October:
Oops . . . I was a bit late to harvest them. Some of the peanuts had already begun to sprout into new plants.
After lots of drying and curing time, the peanuts sit in their jar (first photograph which heads up this post) waiting to be shelled. And now, the shelling begins:
Once again, the peanuts are in their jar — shelled and waiting to be eaten:
By the way. . . what is that almond doing in the first jar of peanuts anyway???
P.S. I am entering the first photo in this blog post in the Gardening Gone Wild Picture This Photo Contest. I love the reflections of light which occurred by placing the jar in the snow (which is plentiful this January).
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