Yuma, AZ High 77 Low 51
This is what I see every morning when I look out the window by my chair. Just incredible.
Friday morning Toni, Doug, and Dianna joined us on a tour of The Peanut Patch. Was not what I expected.
The Peanut Patch started after WWII when the Didier’s homesteaded the property. The Didier’s decided that peanuts would be a good crop to grow here in Yuma and in 1977 they opened their store to sell their homemade peanut butter and peanuts to the public. In the mid 1990’s a white fly infestation destroyed the peanut crop, and they no longer raise any peanuts here in this area.
The “tour” was simply the owner showing us pictures and telling us some of the history of the Didier’s and how peanuts are grown. She did grind some peanuts and we all got to taste fresh peanut butter with no additives. Pretty tasty.
Did you know that peanuts are a vegetable? They are a legume. So grab a handful of peanuts the next time someone tells you to eat more veggies.
Then we were shown where they make their peanut brittle and some of the other items they sell in the store.
Their peanut brittle is fantastic as well as their fudge.
After the “tour”, Toni and Doug headed to the swap meet and we stopped at a produce stand to get Jim some good tomatoes.
Friday afternoon this guy came to visit.