Monday, September 20, 2010

How many greenbeans?

I had forgotten to write about just exactly how all those green beans got canned.  Yes, that was 131 qts.  No, I did NOT do it all by myself.  If that were the case, I would probably still be canning them.  : )

On the first picking, Ed and I picked, with the help of my sister Mechelle.  My Mom and Dad snapped them all.  Took them 4 hours that day.  Then  I washed them and Mechelle  put them in jars and I canned them.  Then Ed and I washed all the jars and put them in the pantry.

The second picking Audrey and I did the picking with Dad doing some.  Then Mom and Dad snapped them all again.  There were even more this time!  It took me a couple of days to get them canned that time.  Ed is always so helpful to unload the canner for me and to carry all those jars to the pantry.

It is a group effort and I am so thankful for all the help.  Next time we pick beans these will be for Mechelle's family we will can up.

According to the weather report we will have a couple of dry days on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  That is when we will be picking more beans, and probably peppers and tomatoes and more cucumbers.  I am thinking we will be ripening some of our tomatoes in the greenhouse.

I will be sure to take pictures and keep you updated with all that is going on here at Bountiful Acres Homestead.  May the Lord bless your day today!

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