8 hours later, and they are ready to blanch and freeze. We, Bob Smith and Gigi worked overtime. Ted even invited a friend over for drinks, and when she got here we announced that the evening’s entertainment included shelling peas. Being a good sport, our friend Nicole of Vajazzling fame, pitched in. Be forewarned people, picking and shelling your own farm fresh peas is a T-Total pain in the ass. Totally worth the extra $8 per pound to buy them from your farm stand already shelled.