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My kids and the peppers

My kids and the peppers
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It was sometime around 1998, 1999 or early 2000 I was growing some jalapeno peppers and banana peppers behind the house. The problem was, my 2 youngest kids liked to go out there, and pick and eat the peppers.

If you pick a jalapeno pepper when its small and before the seeds develop, it is not hot. The seeds is what makes the peppers hot – no seeds usually means its not hot. So the kids could pick the peppers and eat them with no problem – but only when the peppers are small.

Since the kids were eating all of my peppers before I could get any, I used to grip at them – “dont eat all my peppers, they have to grow a little bigger.” I wanted to jar some of the Jalapeno peppers and use their juice over beans and rice. The banana peppers I would eat straight, their not hot at all.

I guess the kids thought the peppers needed to get bigger before they were eaten.

One day I was in the dinning room on the computer, when one of the kids came running inside crying. At first I thought the crying was because the child was hurt. But then the other one said – “they ate a pepper,,,,,,.” I dont remember if it was my son or my daughter, but one of them had gotten ahold of a full size Jalapeno pepper and ate half of it. I got them some milk, and some ice,,,, after awhile their mouth started to feel better.

That will teach them not to eat my peppers.

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Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock
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