Friday, August 8, 2008

From a time gone by...

My Mom always says I was born with an old soul. And I think she's right! My favorite show EVER is The Walton's. I would've loved to live back then. Maybe it comes from growing up with my Grandparents on the same property. I watched them can vegetables from the garden, keep the woods/pasture as clean as the house and keep the house warm (toasty warm) with coal and wood. I enjoy all of those things today. OK, maybe not getting the wood ready for the woodburner :) I really enjoy canning. Crazy, huh?! It's very rewarding. I planted one 79¢ bean packet, grew 3 healthy rows of beans and got 15 pints plus a few side dishes made straight from the garden. As an added bonus, my kids love to snack on raw beans, much healthier than chips.

2 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What an AWESOME picture!!! Great job on the photography as well as the canning!!! I'm linking your blog to a few friends ... they really need to see this!!!

Anita Kurtz said...

LOL - Now if those were GREEN beans, I'd be all over them :-) I grew up canning beans, corn and pickling cucumbers!

(your mom's friend!)