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."