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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Beans in the Camper

Lots of beans in a small enclosed space...sounds like a really bad idea, right? This weekend that was exactly what happened.
My garden is crazy with green (and yellow and purple) beans. Call it first timers enthusiasm I guess. I have frozen quite alot already, bringing them home Sunday evenings and cleaning, blanching and freezing the following morning. This weekend was different. I had a wonderful, talented, and oh yah beautiful, knockout sister helping me (did i forget anything Tracy??). With her and her husbands help we picked a whole cooler of beans, and turned them into 11 quarts of frozen beans!
I am very sad to have lost all my pictures: piles and piles of beans, the little camper stove and all the filled bags in the freezer.
I may pick a few more for a batch of Dilly Beans, but the rest I will allow to mature and keep as dry beans for consumption and seeds for next year. It feels good to have 'finished' something.
K

7 comments:

Ruralrose said...

Toot toot!!! . . . and repeat - perfection - congrats! peace for all

Sue said...

I'm sorry you don't have pics to share.....I like to SEE that I'm not the only one drowning in beans!
I know it's a lot to get through, but just think how wonderful those will be in January!
Have a great week!

livinginalocalzone said...

11 quarts, wow! I eat so many dried beans in the winter, I'd never be able to supply them myself. How long do they take to dry?

hickchick said...

Thanks Rose-the harder you 'look' for peace the harder it is to find, you just have to sit back and let it happen don't you...
Sue -I have lots and LOTS of beans but still no tomatoes-getting nervous with overnight lows in to the 40's this weekend...
Mango- I have no idea!! That is the fun part. Trying to figure these things out before the time comes that I NEED those beans to feed my family. (TEOTWAWKI and all that)
Thanks for the comments-it feels good to be back!
K

Ruralrose said...

well put my sista and i have no tomatoes either - i hope we both will eat our words of lack - stop, peace for all

Tracy F said...

This is the sister who helped with the beans. I dont really like cooked beans, but I like my sister! What a great time it was to work and talk together. That was the best part- I love you sis! (And I dont say that because of all the nice things you said about me. You have always been the pretty AND smart one!) I hope you are making freezer jam with Aunt Peggy today...

hickchick said...

Hi Tra, yes visiting with you was the best part and I will think of you when we eat the little beauties!
Thanks!
K