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Pea Shellers - plans or recommendations
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ShepFL    Posted 06-08-2003 at 16:36:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Howdy Y'all!
I lurk here from time to time. To the "old timers" hope this finds you well. To all others Howdy.

Curious if anyone has construction plans for a pea sheller or has experience using MR. PEA sheller. I have 5 acres of peas and beans coming on strong and do not like the prospect of shelling by hand.
Thanks!


Jerri Ray Johnson    Posted 06-17-2008 at 16:37:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Oh how I wish we had taken pictures of our version of Tom Sawyer whitewashing the fence. The family used to drive to a cousins and fill boxes and boxes (actually bushels) with peas. At home, mom was boiling water. Dad would push the wringer washer into the driveway, take the agitator out of the tub and drape a sheet in their. When the peas had been blanched and plunged into cold water, we would begin feeding them through the wringers. Yes, we lost some, but it was worth it. By evening we had a freezer full of peas, the neighborhood kids had had a blast and the bunnies ate well. If you find a picture of this idealistic picture, please send it on. I'm writing "My Life as a Kid" for my grandkids. Sadly many pictures were not taken.


lori thigpen    Posted 07-15-2003 at 19:29:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
yes i am looking for plans on how to build my own pea sheller......i live in a small town and NO ONE has one.......thanks for any help


KIM    Posted 07-21-2003 at 07:16:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have pea sheller that we have been manufacturing for 45 years. Please go to our web site and take a look www.peasheller.com. Thanks


DHunter n NOLa    Posted 06-09-2003 at 04:33:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Shep, try the link below. For the price I don't think you can build one much less buy and old wringer washing machine.


bill b va    Posted 06-09-2003 at 01:33:25       [Reply]  [No Email]

try the ringer on a ringer washing machine . if you have too many peas maybe you can sell some to someone with a pea shooter .


Ivey    Posted 06-08-2003 at 21:29:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Since you've already planted them, this won't work- this year. About 20 years ago, I started planting Sugarsnap peas, so I can just eat the pod and all, and avoid shelling till the end of the season, when a few might get too old and tough, and have to be shelled out.


Ron/PA    Posted 06-08-2003 at 17:10:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
5 acres of peas, and only 2 hands!!!LOL
I didn't know that they made a small scale pea sheller. I'll be intrested in following this thread. For me it's usually a cool evening, the porch swing and a cool brew. Now then with 5 acres,, I don't think I can drink that much brew.
Later
Ron


Clod    Posted 06-08-2003 at 17:04:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pea shellers? They make a machine huh? Well ,hen I was in school we had a Farmall cub and a two acre garden.In the evenings I served as the pea sheller.I got to mesing around and stuck a shelled pea in my ear.It could be taken out by my mom.She took me to the doctor in town .He had a thing that looked just like a greasegun,except it had a sharp end on it.He sucked a bunch of water into it ,Stuck the sharp end into my ear and blowed the pea out.I guess this was the cause of the machines introduction as the human tires of pea shelling and finds something to do more adventuresome.


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