I harvested our first batch of green beans from the garden yesterday. It was a beautiful sun-filled day (as it seems today is going to be as well) and although a bit on the hot side, I still enjoyed being out in the garden picking beans! The children normally help but they were all three busy yesterday (helping grandparents, swimming...you know, the normal business of *summer*).
As the jars washed in the dishwasher (the glorious helper that it is), I snapped beans!
After the jars were washed and still hot, I filled them with green beans, salt and hot water. If you have never canned before I highly recommend the West Ladies Canning DVD! :) It's great!
I got a couple loads of clean clothes out on the clotheslines! I love the cost of drying your clothes by sunshine and the breeze (*free*)!
The first batch of beans only gave me 6 jars full...but there will be more to come!
Now they just need to be wiped down, rings taken off and taken to the basement!
Winnie, Stella, and Ruthie were *quite* the helpers ;) ...
Winnie eventually moved so she could lay in the sun (it must be chilly in the house at only 83*!)...
Have a great weekend ahead!