The more you eat the more you …wait!
Wrong kind of beans!
I’m talking Green Beans! The blue lake bush kind. We (My SIL Jessie & I)picked and processed green beans yesterday. I think it was her first time from picking to looking at the pretty cooling jars fresh out of the pressure cooker.
More blossoms are showing on the plants so I’m hoping for another harvest. I also planted the Italian broad beans this year for my oldest daughter Danielle. She picked 2 full grocery bags worth & cried enough! Blossoms are showing on those plans as well so I think we may just be sick of beans by end of canning season let alone this winter!
Cucumbers nearly got away from me…
We picked 16 and were able to re-home 3..so I need to get these processed. Not sure what relish recipe I’ll use but I want to try one from Erin
Be sure and pop over to check out her blog. She and her husband have just purchased land to go off grid. I can promise her posts will be a good read.I’ve been known to have coffee pass through my nostrils on a few LOL!
The garden is *cough* nearly under control. OK, just over half..but I need to stay positive about it right? Healthy weeds mean good soil and ours are growing well. I’ve been having a morning & evening meeting with them. The potato bed is cleared and received a new layer of straw as well as the additional rows in the main garden, Some of the plants are showing blossoms forming so they are looking good.
The peas planted in a shaded area are hanging on. Very slow growing but the blossoms are turning to pods so I’m hoping they continue to produce. Other than fresh out of the garden I love them dried. Can’t stand cooked peas (say tuna and pea casserole & watch me gag!) so these will be dehydrated for general munching!
I watered the front flowerbed last night and realized what a sad state it was in. I used to keep it so nice and now…it’s looking sad, neglected and full of weeds. I don’t have/take the time to care for it as I should so I’m thinking of making some changes there as well. More perennials that take less maintenance but give those pops of color I love. I need to get back in my routine of spending at least 15 minutes a day devoted to the flower beds. It sure made a difference and they looked great. Someday I’ll grow up and get organized….
Well, morning comes early & I have a date with the canner.
Hope it’s staying cool where you are