Beans, Beans, Good For Your…

…NO! Not those kind of beans!

Green beans, silly! We have been generously endowed with Green Beans from the garden! While it is amazing, it’s a little overwhelming! I killed my hamstrings Sunday picking beans; so today, I paid the kids each a dollar to pick a basket of beans! They did a great job! However, my husband still got another HUGE bag of beans from under the cloaking leaves! All I can say is that I am SO thankful for bush beans, because trellising 4 rows of beans, and then picking them, would have been entirely too much!

We then had a special family bonding time last night… yes, you guessed it… snapping beans! Princess and Little Pea had a grand ol’ time washing them with the kitchen sink sprayer! And we ended up sitting in a circle on the living room floor snapping away and talking!

Here are a couple of tips for handling garden green beans:

1. A Princess must wear a beautiful handmade paper bow while snapping the beans.

2. HipChick shows us that picking beans requires your best “movie star” sunglasses:

3. Don’t be afraid to let your little tomato friend help! Especially if he has such a cute hat!

4. Just call him “Larry,” he likes to snap beans, too!”

Tonight… we can! No, I mean we can the beans… in jars! I’m trying to set my sights on a bleak winter night with garden beans on our dinner plates, even though I’m sure after tonight, I won’t want to see another bean for a while!

What goodies do you have from your garden?

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  1. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    I just wish we had a garden! It's on the agenda, as soon as we re-do the yard enough to actually have somewhere to put one. 🙂

    Love the title, btw… 😉


  2. I repeat what Deb said,I wish We had a garden.I'm impressed with your beans.enjoy them in the winter.


  3. All we did this summer was tomatos and birdhouse gourds. Looks like your garden did great! Although you are tired of looking at them now they will be great this winter.


  4. As of yet NOTHING!! All still growing…S L O W L Y due to the colder than normal temps and more than typical tain we have had, but I do see a few small tomatoes and some blooms on my squash, maybe just m,aybe I will get some from my own garden this year.


  5. Painter Mommy says:

    I have always wanted a garden. There is nothing like garden grown tomatoes. I can eat them by the handfuls. That is the one thing I have been craving the most in this pregnancy.

    The green beans look great though and the girls are adorable!



  6. Heather @ Not a DIY Life says:

    Isn't it Bob the Tomato?

    Anyway, I only did cukes and tomatoes in containers this year, but I've read that bush beans do well in containers too. Might have to try that next year! In the meantime, we have definitely been enjoying fresh green beans from the farmer's market – yum!


  7. Carolyn G says:

    I went crazy and planted carrots, radishes, green onions, corn, lettuce, tomatoes (like 6 varieties), cucumbers, squash (green and yellow), green beans. Only one green bean plant survived. The carrots went crazy and the lettuce ran amok. We got maybe 6 ears of corn. The squash was mutant and huge but we got so many of them. The tomatoes are mainly green but will ripen soon I hope.

    I am a city girl and this is the first time i grew my own garden so overall I did pretty well.


  8. Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility says:

    Wow, that's a lot of beans!! I'm so jealous…I think we got ONE from our plants this year!


  9. Jen @ One Moms World says:

    Too funny. That's a good way to get them to help though. We didn't have a garden this year and I am missing my squash :(.


  10. Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) says:

    Oh I'm so jealous of your green bean harvest! 🙂

    Sadly our garden was ravaged by the neighbor skunks, the wild rabbits and the voles. So no yummy garden goodness for us this year. But next year should be much better…I'm planning a raised bed for gardening to keep the rabbits at bay, and the neighbors successfully relocated the skunks back to the wild. 🙂

    At least my grape vines cherry trees are flourishing and the fruit will be ripening soon…then the real work will begin! 😉


  11. Adventures In Babywearing says:

    I WISH I had a garden! I love green beans, too. That is great.



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