Friday, August 31, 2012

Pictures from last Sunday/Monday

Last Sunday Uncle Harold, Aunt Mary and Aunt Judy came up for a visit. 
Uncle Harold and Richie seized the opportunity take a nap.

Meet Bojangals, Aunt Mary and Uncle Harold's cute little lamb dog.

Bo is  the sweetest little thing...his gentle and friendly personality reminds me of an Ausie my family had.

Green beans!  These are Louisiana Purple Pod from Heirloom Acres seed. 
There were a few Blue Lake pole beans ready too!

Rich and Janet have this cute little window over the sink that lets the sun shine in so beautifully for pictures!

 Dilly beans are a family favorite.  We could eat them at every meal!  Here's the recipe for those of you who don't have it already!

4 lbs. trimmed green beans
4 heads dill
4 cloves garlic
1/4 cayenne pepper per quart jar

5 cups vinegar
5 cups water
1/2 cup canning salt (don't substitute regular salt, this is chemistry!)
Pack beans lengthwise into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space. To each quart, add 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper, 1 clove garlic and 1 head dill. Combine remaining ingredients in a large sauce pot (non-reactive, like an enamel or glass pot). Bring to a boil. Pour hot liquid over beans, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Remove air bubbles. Adjust caps. Process 10 minutes in boiling water bath.
Yield: 4 quarts

One of the plum trees produced a great crop of plums this year, so I made some jam with several pounds.


  1. It all looks and sounds so yummy! :-)

    Your right, that little extra light does make a difference with pictures.

  2. Wow, those pictures are awesome! The sunlight coming through the window is really neat! Love the purple beans!! And oh my, the plum jam looks and sounds wonderful. Good job for getting all that done! And I bet it felt really great to order some seeds for starting in the greenhouse! How exciting! We'll be thinking of you as we make some applesauce this week from the Nixon's apples and remember all those big batches you made.: -)

    I chuckled about the little "lamb" dog description. He is so cute and sweet! Looks like a very nice visit all around!

    Love you more than all of God's good things being harvested right now,