Anyway, I guided these sweet girls through canning six beautiful jars of green beans that were fresh from Stephen and Bonnie's garden and picked and snapped and washed by her! (What you don't realize is that she has never aspired to be a domestic goddess and has always been an outdoor girl and is now a business maven during her off-outdoor-girl time, which is six-days-per-week, since she and Stephen own their own business. Read about that HERE and HERE.) Her beans turned out to look like blue-ribbon-winners at anybody's state fair, though.
At this point, you may be wondering why I'm not sharing photographs of this momentous occasion. Well, there is a perfectly good explanation and it might have something to do with my sitting at the island tasting a splash of Arrington Vineyards' Firefly Rose (that they brought along) and yack-yack-yacking and never even thinking of taking a photo of these cute, sweet, hard-working girls I'm
The girls also sliced and blanched and chilled and bagged five quarts of yellow squash and five quarts of zucchini squash. It turned out to be beautiful as well! Of course, this culinary delight which was 'put-up' for future meals when we are in the dead of winter, for example, was also grown right in these girls' gardens and picked by their own sweet hands (and maybe the rough, calloused hands of their husbands, too).
Do you see me puffed with pride over these girls?
Monday was a day the hubs took a day off from work and we had the chance spend the day together. Wednesday was another day for my friend Margaret and I to do some more
So, I'm spending this Saturday morning