Ok, I can't move into all things Fall until I've documented the rest of our summer. I'm just a little OCD that way.
I haven't planted a garden since grasshoppers devoured my bean plants two years ago, and didn't care until last summer when everyone else was getting fresh beans, fresh tomatoes, and fresh corn and I was getting nothing but zucchini handouts.
Not that I didn't LOVE those zucchini handouts. ;)
This year I was determined, and it paid off!
I love walking out through my garden that overlooks our little town, in the cool morning hours before the sun has come over our little hill. It's like a treasure hunt every morning! One of my favorite moments this summer was when the kitty would come perch on my back while I was bent over picking beans. (((((LOVE HIM)))))
Finding big clumps of beans is like a precious reward for all that planting, watering, and weeding.
I gathered up the family, put in a good movie, and they were happy to sit and snap beans for me.
Movie of choice today: Ghostbusters!
Yay for home bottled beans for the winter!
See how I bottle beans HERE.
What I learned:
I have one happy husband when I bottle our beans. He can tell a difference between home bottled and store bought, and he loves these. Worth. All. The work.
It feels good knowing how to provide for my family, if ever I couldn't get these from the store.