Yes.....I have been whining around this week. My garden is at full peek, full capacity and over-flowing. I have done nothing the last 2 days but shell blackeyed peas. I just put up enough to eat on a few months during the winter.
Here is a BLACKEYED PEA TIP: I shell my peas and dump them all in a pillowcase and put them in the freezer. As you need them just scoop out what you need. DO NOT WASH them before you put them in the pillowcase, just wash before you cook. I used to put them all up in ziploc bags and they seemed to form ice and become freezer burned, and alot got thrown out. My hubbies dad is in his 80's and also still maintains his own large garden . He is the one who gave me this tip. I was a little unsure about this, so one summer I tried this with a small amount AND IT WORKED!! I've been doing this now for years. No ice formations or freezer burn. It's like they have been freeze-dried or something. Try a few this year and see what you think.
So....with all this said.....It seems I must go and earn my keep and get amoungst the okra!!