Tuesday, June 7, 2016

GREEN BEANS & MEDITATION



Our first harvest of green beans! There’s enough to make a nice one pot meal of green beans, Yukon potatoes, onions, and ham.  Maybe our next harvest will provide enough green beans to can, and put up in the pantry for future eating.


A little green bean humor……..presented by Laura Lamb Brown-Lavoie.
                                         " Green Bean Meditation"



14 comments:

  1. That's our favorite first meal of the bean harvest!!! Wonderful stuff. I'm envious! I'm at least 55 days away from green beans (just planted!)

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    1. Sue,

      My favorite meal all the time :-)
      Beans are amazing, I even love them right off the vine. Where do you live Sue? Are you up in Canada??

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  2. Mmmm, good! My beans aren't even planted yet. And guess what? There's a frost warning out for us tonight. ARRRRGH!

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    1. Mama Pea - i hear you! i still can't put our beans out yet either. it sucks!

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    2. Mama Pea,

      Yes, very good! You can live through me vicariously until you're able to plant your beans. OMG are you serious frost warnings!!!!
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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    3. Mama Pea and Sweet Kymber,

      In time my friends, in time you'll be able to plant beans.

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  3. Beautiful.

    I picked onions today. My cabbage is getting eaten by worms. My homemade spray didn't work. I did notice they are not eating the purple cabbage.

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    1. Gail,

      Thanks!!!! I'm getting ready to pick onions, maybe in a week or so. Worms are hard to get rid of with the homemade spray. That's good they're not getting your purple cabbage. Can you harvest it now?

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  4. oh Sweet Sandy - stop teasing me with pics of your beans. i loooove green beans! our problem is, is that when they first start growing, we see a bean and grab it and eat it raw while trying to not let the other one see. then one of us sees the other chewing and says "hey - did you find a bean". and of course we lie and say "no we were just chewing on some lambsquarters". but each of us knows the other too well - bahahhahah! and then when the beans start coming in - we just eat them raw off the vine. finally we get to a point where we can actually cook them. we love them lightly fried in butter and garlic. and we can eat just that for breakfast or dinner. oh i love beans - and as i said to Mama Pea above - ours aren't even in the ground yet! would have loved a pic of your supper with the beans - start taking more food pics!

    sending much love to you and yours, as always! your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Sweet Kymber,

      I love green beans as well. I could live off of them daily and never get tired of them. We do the same thing, love eating them directly from the vine.

      There should be a picture or two of my cooked beans with new potatoes, onions and ham already on my blog, that's why I didn't take current pictures.

      Love you both.
      Sandy

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  5. Well, I can't pick my beans yet, but the are planted and have sprouted up. There are at the 2 leaf stage:)
    And my peas are doing great, especially since about half were pruned by the bunnies a week or so ago. We put the fence up the next day!!
    Of course, today it was chilly (60) and is supposed to be very chilly tonight (40's). I really do NOT want to restart the wood stove any more this season...so hopefully this will be the last cold night til October.
    Hope you're feeling mostly recovered from your surgery!

    Suz

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    1. Suz,

      Soon my friend you'll have beautiful large beans to harvest. I didn't plant peas this year because I didn't have much luck planting them here on previous season. Oh for sure, put up a fence to protect your vegetables. We put up a fence I believe in our second year with a locked gate to keep both the 2 and 4 legged critters out.

      Throw an extra blanket on your bed, and forget about lighting up the stove. Soon you'll warm up!!!

      Recovering nicely thank you. I need to learn to slow down even further. I've found myself overdoing it.

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  6. I was in the garden tonight, told JUGM that she needs to start picking the green beans. We had 2" of rain over the weekend and everything has perked right up.

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    1. Senior,

      With the rain the beans seem to thrive. I can only imagine you have a ton of beans to harvest. Plenty to can, dehydrate, and freeze.
      Sending hugs and love to you, JUGM, and your Boys.
      Sandy

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