Found a peanut, found a peanut, found a peanut just now. I’ve never seen a peanut plant. I knew they grew underground, but that was the extent of my peanut knowledge. Now we have seen first hand how they grow, when and how to harvest, what a healthy plant looks like, how more peanuts grow from the little suckers that creep along the ground. It was great to visit with friends, and enjoy time in their garden on a cool morning. We dug and dug and dug. Only a handful of peanuts grew on each vine. They tell us more would have grown if the ground had not been mounded up so high. I’m glad to share in the knowledge of their experience. After we dug an entire row, we had a rubbermaid full of peanuts. Jeremie is especially excited about this harvest because he is thinking he will be able to tolerate these heirloom legumes. Peanut butter from the store bothers him, but there is so much garbage put on conventional plants, it may not be the actual peanut to which he is allergic. It could be the sprout inhibitors, the pesticides or preservatives that make him feel ill. After we dry these nuts, we will better be able to tell if he can tolerate them or not. Homemade peanut butter! We also shared in the harvest of our friend’s blue corn. Isn’t it beautiful?! I’m told it makes excellent corn meal for breads, muffins, waffles and more. We enjoyed this field trip on our second day of “school”, realizing that learning happens all the time and anywhere, not just around the table or at a desk!