Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Green Beans

   I can remember loving to eat "Green beans from Grandpa's garden." Actually, those were the only green beans I would eat. Or so I thought. Later I found out that when green beans from Grandpa's garden were no longer available my mother would open a can of store bought green beans and tell me they were Grandpa's so I would eat them. Oh the trickery....can you believe that!
Unfortunately, we had no green beans from our garden this spring. We planted 200 beans which grew to be beautiful plants....with almost no beans. What few we had were not very good. Kentucky Wonder proved to be less than wonderful this go-round. 
Thankfully, we had someone from church share their bounty with us which was such a blessing. My daughter, Heaven,  and I spent the day snapping and canning green beans. We put up 15 quarts which will happily hold us over while our next batch of green beans grow.  I pray these will produce well for us so we'll have more than enough green beans in the garden this fall to put up for the year.

The wise store up choice food and olive oil,
but fools gulp theirs down. 
 Proverbs 21:20 NIV

Click this link to hear one of our girls' favorite songs....
Green beans in the Garden.


  1. Sheila RodriguezJuly 10, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Trickery. Me? Those green beans were from Grandpa's garden.

  2. The truth is out Mom...give it up. ;)