Sunday, July 26, 2009

Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit...

Okay, these aren't 'those' kind of beans...just having some fun! I thought I would show all of you bloggy buddies what I have been up to last week, as if you didn't know!! I canned 63 quarts. The good husband did most of the picking except my 'hour' that I picked Monday. We both strung, and I canned. I was up til' midnight each night as it takes so long. Thursday was a twelve hour day with no breaks except for barn chores and animal feeding. You know how if you have been driving all day and you dream of the highway when you sleep? Well, Tuesday night I dreamed of stringing and canning beans! No kidding. Friday was a special day for me, so I took a break and got out of the house and ran errands. The good husband knew I worked hard and didn't complain one bit. He picked some more that day, strung them himself and froze several gallons. The tomatoes are ripening so I will make some salsa next week. For those of you who grow corn, our frozen corn from last summer still tastes so good! We don't blanch it, we kept it on the cob and there is no weird cob taste either. We boil water, pop the ears in for only 5 minutes and the taste is out of this world! My friend's 8 year old twins gobbled up 5 ears for dinner one night! And we all know how picky kids are these days!
By the way, the good husband's brother has informed me that he was going to 'beat' me and that the race is on...okay, I never heard of a bean competition before...I think he got jealous that I canned more than him so today he bragged that he is up to 70 cans now. Hmmm, I thought the hematoma was going to set him back; evidently it didn't! He needs to give me back my huge bucket of beans that I so kindly gave him on Monday and play fair! Bad brother in-law...what a bean head!

14 comments:

jrosey said...

Holy moly! That's a lot of beans! You are one hard workin' lady!!

Helen said...

wow. . that is really impressive!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Man that's a lot of beans!!! I'd think your guys' fingers might have fallen off by now LOL!!

Steph said...

Thats a lot of beans! I canned a measley 6 pints of purple hull peas the other day, but I still have more peas to go! lol

Julia said...

Those rows all lined up are great. Looks like the production line although you KNOW where and how your food was grown and prepared. :) Nicely done. I am shooting for next summer to begin my canning again. Part of my prob is I have very little storage so I must devise a location to put everything.

You are inspiring!!!!!

Kritter Keeper said...

thanks julia, that was nice...

Kathleen Coy said...

I think when you start dreaming of beans then it's time to stop canning. ;-)

Just kidding. I'm pulling for you for the win! :-)

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

You should be a shoe in to win that been competition. My money is on you. All I can say is "WOW"!

dog trot farm said...

What an accomplishment. I hope you win the bean contest, I'm rooting for you. Because of the dreary wet weather we've experienced my beans are just starting to blossom. I will be content to harvest enough beans for a couple of meals, no canning for me this year.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Very, very impressive!

Paint Girl said...

Wow! Now that is a lot of beans! Way to go!!

lisa said...

Wow, now that is alot of beans. My hubby came in last night and informed me that next week I will be doing the same thing!!! I can't and can wait if you know what I mean!!!

Leslie said...

I was shocked when I saw how many beans you canned. That is awesome. What is awesome too is that your husband grew that many. Good job guys, you work great together as the bean production team.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Wow, that is awesome!