Harvest at Kaiser

@TheHorse (62141)
Pleasant Hill, California
April 20, 2018 9:19am CST
When I heard the sirens and saw the flashing blue lights, I knew it was for me. The officer was polite as she slipped the cuffs on me, and I had a sense I'd get out of this one. She had watched me place about 15 snow peas in my bag, along with my meds, and I asked her if she would release me if I provided evidence that I had planted the snow peas I was harvesting. She removed my cuffs, and I produced about ten snow pea seeds from my pocket. I also pointed out that I had left about 25 snow peas on the vine for Kaiser employees, should they choose to harvest them. She eyed me like a suspicious parrot at a pet store, but ultimately let me go. At home, I chopped up the snow peas and put them in my leftover Thai curry for dinner that night.
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@Kandae11 (35000)
20 Apr
Whew! - that must have been a relief for you - no jail time The snow peas in the picture looks similar to the 'sane' pods we grew back in the day in my homeland Guyana , the peas in the pod are soft.
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@TheHorse (62141)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Apr
Snow peas are slightly crunchy. We eat the whole thing. Was that the case with the "sane" pod?
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@Kandae11 (35000)
20 Apr
@TheHorse I recall that we took the peas out and cooked it with rice or made a stew.
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@TheHorse (62141)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Apr
@Kandae11 I have some "regular" peas going at the preschool, but I think the slugs have eaten most of our sprouts.
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@Corbin5 (99753)
• United States
20 Apr
It was your lucky day. Snow-pea theft can result in prison time.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Apr
As it should!
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@Corbin5 (99753)
• United States
20 Apr
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@TheHorse (62141)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Apr
My charm bailed me out.
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@LadyDuck (147089)
• Switzerland
20 Apr
I think you should plant more snow peas on your balcony and forget about Kaiser location.
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@TheHorse (62141)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Apr
Kaiser has great soil! And I amuse myself with fantasies of getting "busted." I hate to see planters go unused. I will continue to be Johnny Snow Pea Seed.
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@LadyDuck (147089)
• Switzerland
20 Apr
@TheHorse I would love to steal soil from some planters, I guess I would bet "busted".
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@TheHorse (62141)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Apr
@LadyDuck Eh, the soil is there. I'm lazy. I carry seeds in my pocket. I have something to look forward to once a month.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Apr
Lucky, it must have been your innocent looking face.
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@TheHorse (62141)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Apr
Yes, that must be it. When my 14-year-old client told me I reminded him of Walter White, I knew I could get away with stuff.
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Apr
@TheHorse You can't deny logic like that.
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@TheHorse (62141)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Apr
@JamesHxstatic Snow peas and corn will soon be everywhere. Buwaahaahaa!
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@vandana7 (62282)
• India
21 Apr
Did you ask her out on date? Wait a minute...she must have been a blonde to be taken in so easily by your story..Evil Grin
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@TheHorse (62141)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Apr
Hmm. I think I forgot to ask her out on a date.
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@vandana7 (62282)
• India
26 Apr
@TheHorse So she was a blonde...never mind, considering your propensity to commit such serious offenses, there will be another day. May be you can pin some message on your shirt, something like "If you are about to arrest me, and you are a blonde girl, I would like to ask you out on a date."
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@just4him (109858)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Apr
That was close! I'm glad you had the proof on hand.
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@TheHorse (62141)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Apr
Me too. It really was a good harvest. It seems the staff out there sometimes plants stuff and sometimes just lets those planters go to weed. I'm going to try some corn and green beans next. Oh, and sunflowers.
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@just4him (109858)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Apr
@TheHorse Definitely don't forget the sunflowers. I hope it all does well.
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@TheHorse (62141)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Apr
@just4him Thanks. So far, they've let my snow peas go. Some Summers they plant their own stuff. Other Summers, they just let it go to weed. I think small sunflowers would be pretty on that little patio.
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@cintol (4503)
• United States
21 Apr
I love snow peas, I might have to grow some of them here when I get my garden going. I will have to watch though so predators like you don't steal them!!! lol
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@TheHorse (62141)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Apr
Oh, I would never steal snow peas I didn't plant. Get them started now. They like cool sunny weather and get kind of burnt up in the late Summer heat.
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@cintol (4503)
• United States
21 Apr
@TheHorse I am trying, we are still trying to figure out where the sprinkler systems are so I know where I can dig.
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@TheHorse (62141)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Apr
@cintol I would start them in little Dixe cups and let them get healthy before you put them in the ground. That's how I've had my best luck, even with corn, which has "sensitive" roots.
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@Hannihar (29495)
26 Apr
@TheHorse Glad she let you go even though she was suspicious The Horse. So how did it turn out, the meal I mean?
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@TheHorse (62141)
• Pleasant Hill, California
2 May
Delicious, of course!
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@Hannihar (29495)
3 May
@TheHorse I am glad it was delicious.
@caopaopao (5228)
• China
26 Apr
I like snow peas.
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@TheHorse (62141)
• Pleasant Hill, California
2 May
Me too. I still have some growing here and also have some growing at the preschool.
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@caopaopao (5228)
• China
2 May
@TheHorse That's great.
@1hopefulman (26016)
• Canada
20 Apr
So, you planted some peas on someone else's property and then harvested them when they grew?
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@TheHorse (62141)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Apr
Buwaahaahaa! Precisely!
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