They were ready Monday. And boy! there’s a bumper crop this year!
So we began to pick, snap, and process the beans in jars.
Canning. It’s a seasonal tradition in my family. I helped mom and dad on our farm at home. When I retired from hospitals, I began a vegetable garden and started to can my produce.
It’s been a family event. Some years, like the year my daddy died, the whole family came here and helped. We finished in one day. Other years like this year, it’s mostly just me. But I can’t minimize my mom’s help. She’s always fatigued. But when I started beans on Monday, she was out here at 9 AM and ready to snap them. She worked for 2 hours! After today and with her help again, we have 21 quarts of beans canned and 2 huge bags of green beans in the freezer. But we’re only 1/3 done.
The beans this year are beautiful without blemish and so plentiful!
I think it may be the high CO2 in the air.