The Peanut Patch

Hubby and I enjoy going to the hot tub each evening before bed for a few reasons, one it is relaxing (and right now helps clear the cold congestion) and it’s a great way to meet and talk to other people. Last night we met a couple from Crowsnest Pass, Alberta who told us about their visit to the Peanut Patch and we thought it sounds interesting, so today we went for a visit.

The soil on the land owned by the Peanut Patch was too sandy to grow cotton, grains, or produce but it is great for growing peanuts. We enjoyed walking around the store but were disappointed to find out they only do tours on Tuesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m., and only during the months of November, January, February, and March. We will definitely make a return trip to do the tour!

Our drive home took us through an area of Yuma farmland that we hadn’t travelled through before.

We drove past a sheep farm

This guy was friendly and wanted to visit 🙂

We drove past many orange farms

And we drove past two, new to us, vegetable fields.

Red Cabbage Field

In 2011, Yuma area producers grew red cabbage on about 750 acres, valued at more than $950,000. The Yuma area grows more green cabbage than red cabbage. Cabbage is grown as a fresh cut crop and as a colorful addition to the packaged salads produced in the many area salad plants.

Of course I chose to photograph a green cabbage with bug bites 😦

Green Cabbage Field

So here are a few interesting cabbage facts … The world’s largest cabbage was grown by William Collingwood of County Durham, England in 1865 and weighed in at 123 pounds. Cabbage is considered Russia’s national food and Russians eat about seven times as much cabbage as the average North American. Baseball legend Babe Ruth used to wear a cabbage leaf under his hat during games, he would switch out for a fresh leaf halfway through each game.

Until next time …


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