Peanuts Or Soybeans?

This is Peanut Butter Brickle.  If there is one thing I know, besides the fact that I am extremely handsome, it’s peanuts.

Yes. My knowledge of peanuts goes far and wide.

But Boy Person?  He could stand to go to a class about peanuts.

And also a class about soybeans. Apparently, he doesn’t know the difference.

As we were driving yesterday to our new campsite, Boy Person remarked that he saw a field of peanuts in the distance.

Or maybe it was a soy bean field.  Hmmmm.

You see, he explained that his dad person had taught him how to identify a crop of peanuts or a crop of soy beans. However, whenever they saw a field of peanuts…or soybeans…they did not take the time to figure out which one it was.  It was either one of them and that was important enough.

Obviously, I am someone that likes attention to details.  I mean, look at every hair of mine in place.

So it doesn’t make much sense to me, after all these years, oh so many years, that he just hasn’t taken the time to figure the crop mystery out.

Many persons are like that.  They take knowledge for granted.

They rely on others to tell them facts. They rely on others to guide them. But have you taken the time to figure things out yourself? To gain knowledge? It is quite fun to learn.

Relying on ourself is quite a prize. Of course, no one will ever know everything.  I come close, but you get what I’m saying.  However, if you gain as much knowledge as you can about a subject and make a decision based on that knowledge, not only will your confidence grow, but your contribution to others around you grows. Life is a lot more fun when you know more about it!

So. Peanuts or soybeans? The peanut, also known as the groundnut is a crop plant. Peanut pods develop underground rather than above ground.

Soybeans are an annual legume plant with a branched tap root. During growth, the plants push up above ground.

So although they are both legumes, they grow and are harvested differently.  Both have their uses. But they are different.  Sure, at first glance, they may look the same. But so do many things in our world. Taking the time and the effort to learn is beneficial for us all.  Just like peanuts and soybeans! I think it’s time for a snack!

We are in Comer, Georgia! Stay tuned for our adventures this week!

-Peanut Butter Brickle

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Why Do We Climb?

This is Digby Pancake. Do you ever have something you need to do and you don’t particularly want to do it? Like share a bite of your dinner?

Maybe that something you don’t want to do is a lot of work. Maybe it’s an assignment at your job or exercising.

Maybe you don’t want to climb up to that waterfall at the top of the mountain. Ok. That was me.

We’ve been relaxing at this campground for over a week.

I have found that the more you relax, the more you don’t want to do much of anything. The creek has been so relaxing. And so when the persons told me and Brickle that we were going to take a hike to a waterfall after lunch, I was hesitant. My butt liked to be planted so much I was hoping to sprout pancakes. If only that could happen…


But you can’t argue with the persons when they have their minds set on something. They told us if we made it to the waterfall, a treat or five would be possible. And I was definitely up to that.

But the more we climbed, the more I wondered if I had made the right decision. I was a bit tired. And those treats didn’t seem so important anymore. Brickle just wanted to get back to take a nap.

But the higher we went, I saw the waterfall in the distance. It was beautiful. I could hear it. And I could also taste it. I mean, the treats.

But when we got there, we realized we couldn’t get right up to the waterfall because the mountain was too slippery and too deep. It was too dangerous to take a chance, the persons said. And I wondered. Why did we climb all this way if what we wanted to do wasn’t possible?

Girl Person said that it doesn’t mean you’ve failed if your accomplishment isn’t fully realized. Because you can go thru life not trying and sprouting pancakes out of your butt. But would you be happy with that? Or would the accomplishment be that you tried in the first place?

We climb not to reach goals all of the time. We can’t be perfect. So don’t have a breakdown about it.

We climb to be good to ourselves. And perhaps, on our way up, we will see a viewpoint we didn’t expect around the corner.

We are on the road again today! It’s supposed to be bad weather. So stay tuned!

Digby Pancake

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