DH was at work, so the kids and I were hanging out here around the pool. The peas have recently begun jumping/flying out of the fenced-in "free range" area so they can actually free-range and roost in the trees and torture my Standard Poodles and the cats. They've slowly warmed up to us in the past two months or so to the point that today, they were dust bathing two feet from my lounge chair! The male actually laid down at my feet and stretched out and took a nap. I am so over the moon about this! They run screeching from us, or have in the past, so this is a big, fat, hairy deal to me. They still are nervous when I had to get up to break up the fights in the pool (little kids are 6&8) but came right back when I sat back down. Hopefully soon they'll eat out of my hand. This is the whole reason I wanted peas to begin with. What a great day I had today! Now if my ducks wouldn't run screeching! I don't think there are enough peas (the veggie) in the world for that, though!