Aren't they beautiful?
And they were HUGE beans - I've never seen green beans so big before. And since Ginny rightly thinks Nicholas needs a job.... he became our "for scale" model to show how big the beans were....
Click to enlarge for full bean on cat glory
...can you believe it? Remember Nicholas is huge - he's our 17 pounder (Maine Coon x raccoon) and we believe to be a direct descendant of Dragon, son of Thor HammerPaw. Dragon's fell deeds were so terrible that his very name was whispered like a curse. For his part, earlier this week we saw how Nicholas stretches across the counter top. So that's one big bean on one big cat.
We ended up buying a bushel of beans from an Amish neighbor - the whole bushel for $18! We thought that was a pretty good deal. We ended the day with 14 quarts of canned beans, 5 frozen quart-sized bags o' beans, and a big green bean supper (with ham in the crock pot). What a bean-o-rific day!
Today we are all tomatoes all the time.. I'm headed out to scoop up as many maters as I can find.
Happy Thursday everyone! Whatcha cannin' today?
I think you got a pretty good deal on the beans. I'm also pretty sure you're sick of green beans after doing all that!
I'd say that was a good deal on those beans! Our pole beans are thinking about making a comeback after taking a siesta during the summer heat wave. I've been missing them. No canning today, but I will make some pesto this afternoon. The basil just won't quit!
That's one sorry cat! He needs some physical work to trim down :o) That's one terrific bean and a whole bushel to put away, that's even better. I guess you'll soon be in "Tomato Heaven" :o) I'm not busy canning at the moment.. I'm making paper pots for my fall garden, and resting up for the planting :o)
Sue, I've had a LOT of beans lately - you could say I'm full of them! ha!
Villager - we are definitely going back for more. Great work on the pesto - I did up a bunch earlier. Just love it!
You are just the beez kneez, Ginny! I'll tell Nicholas to take a couple laps around the house... nope.. he's still just layin' there. I saw your terrific paper pots last nite - you are going to have terrific greens again!
Definitely a great deal on beans.
My MIL has canned 112 quarts of beans this year. That's not counting all the beans our little deer friends ate. It's been a great year for the garden. A freezer full of corn and our late corn has just come in. That was a great bean deal you got!
Nice beans. I've never heard of using a cat for measurement but it's nice to know they're good for something. Is your place near Lima? (That's a little Hoosier humor). Great story about the corporate world. I went through a similar process. A large drug company in Indianapolis which shall remain anonymous. Management broke the news to me that I was in the "group" that was kaput when I pointed out that I had already volunteered to go.
Hi, try Baciccia beans for excellent flavor :)
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