Granny Pam

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Beans!

We have been buried in green beans for the past couple of weeks. We’ve been canning them, a task I don’t mind at all. Picking, preparing, and canning beans is a labor intensive process. I use the time to think, plan and enjoy the outdoors.

This was what my table looked like Wednesday. It took me several hours to pick the bounty, the first time I have been on my own for that task.

beans

They look like this when the ends are removed, they are cut up and washed.

prepard

I cold pack them, but scald the lids before placing them on the cans.

pack

Into the pressure cooker.

load

Process, I’m lucky enough to have two pressure cookers.

process

I noticed that my name was scratched into the lid of one of my pressure cookers. I think my F-in-L did that when I loaned it to M-in-L one year, to avoid mixing them up.

pam

I am lucky enough to have a dishwasher, so I wash the cans there, and store them upside down on a towel on my counter top until I need them. Every dishwasher load has cans in it this time of year.

wash

Here is why I needed to to an entire load of cans once this week. I remember washing the cans in the laundry tub in the basement of our old home in northern Michigan. I am grateful for my dishwasher.

new cans

If there is no blog post for a day or two, you know why. There are beets, carrots, and tomatoes to go!


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Granny lives in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. I like genealogical research, gardening, cool weather, spending time with my family, and bluegrass music.

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2 Responses to “Beans!”

  1. tipper says:

    Your beans sure look pretty. Granny’s been canning like crazy too.
    .-= tipperĀ“s last blog ..Squash Relish =-.

  2. grannypam says:

    I’m over feeling that they are pretty. But, we are grateful for the large harvest. We’re pretty near done with them, but we’ll have a lot more going on over the next couple of months. It is a busy time of year.

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