Spring is Sprininging!

 

This is the first spring in our new home. I’ve been told there is a glorious perennial flower garden hidden in the yard and I think I see it starting to peek out.

I can’t wait to see what else grows! Its like a surprise everyday, Watch for more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Beans Galore

Green Beans Galore

‘Tis the season for green beans to be picked and canned and picked and canned…. first canning complete with a grand total of 40 pints. Today we begin the canning of picking #2. And yes, there will be more. Thankfully I have a good teacher being only my second time doing beans.

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Washing the beans – each little greenie gets scrubbed to make sure there is no guck.

 

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Ends are snipped and the beans cut to size.

 

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Blanch the beans in boiling water for 5 minutes. the smell is amazing!!

 

Beans are hot packed into sterilized jars and into the pressure cooker they go.
Beans are hot packed into sterilized jars and into the pressure cooker they go.

 

Don't they look good! The finished product.
Don’t they look good! The finished product.

 

 

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Round 1 of green beans complete!

I’ll let you know how many pints we end up with this year!