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  • The World's Simplest Pea-Sheller

    This is a neat little item to have on hand. Taken from Mother Earth News.

    http://www.motherearthnews.com/Do-It...a-Shelter.aspx

  • #2
    Lostinoz,

    Like "Tennessee" Ernie Ford said about Martha White Flour: "Goodness Gracious, It's Pea-Picking Good!"

    :)
    "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TheUnboundOne View Post
      Lostinoz,

      Like "Tennessee" Ernie Ford said about Martha White Flour: "Goodness Gracious, It's Pea-Picking Good!"

      :)
      LOL,

      This is just for YOU, Unbound..

      [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVRv0btVzI0[/ame]

      Enjoy!! :D

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      • #4
        Lostinoz,

        Thank you for the "Tennessee" Ernie Ford video! It brings back great memories of getting up early in the morning to watch The Arthur Smith Show. This show had nothing but the best local singers and players of Country, Bluegrass, and Americana Standards, and "Tennessee" Ernie Ford was often part of the line-up. Nothing quite like it in the whole world!
        "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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        • #5
          I saw an old Wringer Washer used to shell Peas also. You feed the pods into the rollers and the Peas fall into the tub. Just remove the agitator first. Worked very well. Now admittedly there were few smashed ones. But surprisingly very few. :)
          Mike

          "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow the fields of those who don't."-Thomas Jefferson

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          • #6
            Pea shellers and all the rest of the good stuff

            Washing machine rollers have been used as a pea sheller for generations. A bad part of that in this day and time is if you can find a wringer washer in functional condition, you have found a cost prohibitive collectors item. If you have the space to grow them there is a cost effective alternate to shelling a years supply of fresh peas. Check out Taylor Manufacturing Co. Inc. in Moultrie, Ga. They sell an all aluminum body pea sheller with 12" dairy grade rubber rollers that will shell 6-8 bushels per hour. The design hasn't changed since 1959, parts are available, and the parts list is the same for that model irregardless of year of manufacture. I believe they still sell direct for $399.00. There are a lot of "Gardener oriented" sites that are more than happy to let you order from them so they can drop ship it to you for $599.00. And if you know gardeners who grow but don't have a sheller, they will be more than happy to pay $10.00 a bushel for shelling. In two days of picking and shelling you can put up more peas than a family of 4 can possibly eat in a year. I am not a "doomsdayer", just a survivalist that likes to control the quality of food on my table. I believe we will have electricity for a while, so I don't can. Properly blanched and vacuum packed and frozen, I defy you to tell me the difference between them and the fresh one's you are shelling next year. I have my cream and pink eye purple hull seeds on hand going in the ground in Northeast Texas week after next. Perfect complement to my home cured smoked bacon, ham, cold smoked Kielbasa, & fermented smokehouse summer sausage. Got to go now and check on my keg of naturally fermented saurkraut and de-scum it. It will be ready in a week. It will also go in the freezer with no heat having been applied in processing to destroy it's anti-carcinogen properties. The first heat will be when it is the top layer in a big foil sealed skillet with braised pork ribs on bottom, a layer of cut up red potatoes on top of that, then kraut. Low heat, a couple of cups of water, a little fresh cracked black pepper on top of each layer, 30-45minutes-Voila.
            Rick
            If at first, you don't succeed, suck harder.

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