Judges at the Palmer Fair agree with us: she's a winner! Blue ribbon for the best snap peas in the fair. She's the snap pea princess, grower of Alaska 2012 state champion snap peas. Congratulations, Cindy!
The Ski Haus proprietress hangs marigold baskets on the garden fence posts - bugs and moose (we prayed) don't like the smell and stay away. Along with bending the fence over, chomping the peas, and breaking a couple of flower baskets, the moose apparently made off with one of the flower baskets. I found the marigolds and root-bound dirt from the basket, but no basket with its wire hanger. If you see a bull moose with a flower basket tangled up in his antlers, you have found the moose that plundered the peas.