Back quite a few years ago, when I was manager of engineering at a local forging plant, a young fellow from the Pittsburgh plant came down to observe and learn and supposedly to take back suggestion for improvement. One day I was eating a few peanuts and he asked where I got them because he wanted to get some to eat, too. I told him that I raised them on my place.
That really peaked his interest and he asked me if I had a peanut tree and wondered if he could go to my place and see it, since he had never seen a peanut tree. After I and few others in the office got through laughing, I explained to him that they grow under ground. I also told him that they were legumes and were in the same family as peas.
Reading Hermit Jim's blog posting (http://hermitjim.blogspot.com), gave me the inspiration to write about growing peanuts. I think when we were young, we all had peanut butter and jam (or whatever you put on the sandwich to go with the peanut butter). I ate peanut butter and sweet pickle sandwiches. That was my favorite.
Now, after finding out how bad peanuts are for us, I eat almond butter and cashew butter instead. They are really yummy. And yes, they are more expensive, too, so have cut way back on eating them. Thanks Mr. Hermit for giving me a subject for my blog tonight. Now, have a P&J sandwich and have a great evening, you hear?