Monday, August 1, 2011

Life Of A Green Bean

I didn't want to use the word "bean" in the title of my post for today. Why? Well, the last name of the previous owners of this house was "Bean"..and there are so many weird and frustrating things that we've had to fix that they did wrong that I just hate to even mention the name. I'm pretty sure they don't read my blog...anyway, I couldn't call the post "Life of a Green Whatchamacallit"...so here is how my veggie has evolved..

First you must find the little stinkers. Addie had to look under all the leaves and we found a ton hiding there. It wasn't an activity that held held her attention for long. She was more interested in finding little froggies instead.
Snap time! Snapping beans (man, there's that word again) must be as old as time. When I'm snapping them I always have this vision of me sitting on a porch swing with the bowl of beans and me just snapping away. I've never, ever done something like that but I've seen it on the Waltons TV show. I'm a bit obsessed with that show for some reason. I mean it's over 30yrs old..and when I saw a recent pic of all the actors from it I was a bit depressed because they look so old..but then I don't look anything like I did back in 1974. Maybe that's what's really depressing me.
Ouch! Into some boiling water for 3min...Have you ever been in "hot water"?..I have and I'm here to tell you it sure wasn't only 3min. Wait, this isn't a post about the Life Of A Greek Goddess..I mean me.
Splash! Into the ice water to stop the cooking process...brrrrrrr..however, on these hot, muggy days I wouldn't mind a quick dip in some ice water..
Into the freezer bag..air sucked out...into the freezer...I'll see 'ya this winter you green... "whatchamacallits"

11 comments:

acorn hollow said...

What a good crop of b----!I am sure you will enjoy them this winter.
Cathy

Stacy Crawford said...

There is something therputic about putting up your own crops. It is so hard for me to break into them when I worked so hard on them. I'm trying to break that habit. Enjoy your veggies this winter. :)

Stacy Crawford said...

There is something therputic about putting up your own crops. It is so hard for me to break into them when I worked so hard on them. I'm trying to break that habit. Enjoy your veggies this winter. :)

Strange said...

I completely understand your reluctance to use that last name under those circumstances. I'm in a similar situation and just thankful we discovered the patched wiring jobs before our house went up in smoke!
I was unable to plant much of a garden this year due to an extremely wet spring. I'll miss having home frozen green b---s this winter!

Sandi said...

Oh, those long green things look yummy! You will be so happy in a few months to have those treasures in your freezer! I am just now getting enough of those things to eat daily, but not enough to freeze, which is probably a good thing right now.

Thanks for your positive comments! I'm grateful that my daughter isn't embarrassed to go with me places! She was driving to the mall last night and I asked if I could go and "walk" and she said, "Sure!". I don't mind the walker half as much as the ugly white socks!! Right away I ran into a student from last year, and her family. We chatted but she was a little unsure, it seemed!

Hilary said...

It's been a while since I've grown a garden but when I did, beans were always among what we enjoyed. Maybe I'll try again next year. Thanks for this sunny post. :)

Sue said...

I used to love the Waltons.

(And I still do love homegrown string beans!)

=)

Munir said...

I love Addie's picture and I do not blame her for looking at frogs.
Good job with gardening. Yum Yum !
Those beans look like a basket full of treasure. There is always something about home grown fruits and vegetables that make us happy.

Bonnie said...

My dad used to grow all of our fruits and vegetables in a garden. Since we moved, he has not done that, but I remember him growing tons and tons of beans in our backyard. It was insane!! We had so many that we had to give them away to the neighbors.

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Donna said...

Good job on the beans...they look gorgeous and will be great this winter...I am in constant awe of you!!! How do you DO IT ALL????

Desiree said...

Nothing tastes better than fresh green beans, other than freshly picked homegrown and hand reared green beans! Do they taste as good freshly frozen? The shop bought ones certainly don't!