7.06.2007

The Blessing of Good Food

I am so thankful for the rain and sunshine that God sends so we can enjoy the fruit of the land. There is no better food than what is grown on the land. And when you get to be part of the process the food tastes even better!
It all started at 6:30 this morning when Chelsy, Allison, and Carson went to our neighbor's truckpatch to pick green beans. These were long, slender, and beautiful green beans-just waiting to be picked, so the 3 energetic young people picked, picked, and picked some more. At 9:00 I helped them finish picking the produce which came to six 5-gallon buckets! We left one bucket for our neighbor to take to the market and came home with the rest. Then most of the family joined in with stemming the beans. Even my mother-in-law graciously came over to help for awhile. By mid-afternoon I started steaming and packaging the beans for the freezer. What a joy it will be to pull out a bag of green beans for a family meal next winter. We love to cook them with some garlic, minced onions, a few herbs, and butter. m-m-m-m

"Many hands make light work."

"And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yeilding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw tht it was good." Genesis 1:12

4 comments:

  1. Yes we have started picking our green beans here, too. What was the youngest that you startedyour children in picking them. The attitudes for my two oldest are not willing 10 & 18-1/2) I know they are able :) You all like them frozen better then canned? I agree opening a can in the winter is just the best. we all like ours even raw -yum! Lisa

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  2. enjoy your beans, y'all! ours are not quite ready, but when they are, we will really enjoy them!
    have a blessed day! ~marissa

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  3. yummy!!!
    tiff and i picked the first beans yesterday.i think we have the same bowl that allison has on here lap!!
    that's so funny:)
    well enjoy the beans!!grac

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  4. i don't have beans this year, but there's nothin' like home-grown veggies!

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