Let the harvests begin! As in the past the summer bounty has started with O Wise One rising before sunrise and picking the green beans. Four five gallon buckets full! Those wonderful Jade green beans have produced true to expectations. I have gotten several comments and emails from readers that are trying the variety this year at my recommendation and are also pleased. Nothing like a good crop from a reliable variety to make a gardener smile : )
As I try to consistently trim and shape the basil plants I take the clippings and place them in my dehydrator or run them through the food processor with olive oil and freeze in small amounts. Today though I am dehydrating it and the smell of basil fills my house with a wonderful aroma!
As for the remainder of the weekend O Wise One and I can be found in our soft rocking chairs. A dishpan in our laps full of snap beans. A couple of good Netflix movies for the DVD player in the corner. The scottie dogs lazing at our feet. The smell of drying basil surrounding us. The picture of tranquility on a hot summer weekend.
Got a load of jars in the dishwasher and the pressure cooker waiting on the stove. Such is life in Hickery Holler...
See ya on Monday
The Canned Quilter