Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A sink full of beans...

Jacob & I harvested our first green beans today from the garden. We picked a whole sink full of beans, in fact, which ended up being enough for one canner full of jars of beans. There will soon be many more beans to can from the looks of things in the garden! Praise the Lord for His bounty!

My parents and Andrew spent almost the whole day in the hay fields. Mom and Andrew just got home now and my dad is staying over there to bale later on when the hay is moist enough. He may not even come home tonight he said...

Quite a few days back, our friend Sarah gave my mom a Kombucha mushroom to make Kombucha tea with. It was ready to be used today, so I made up 2 new batches of tea; separated the "Mother" mushroom from the "Baby" mushroom; and got 2 jars of Kombucha brewing. We now have about 3 quarts of tea to drink, so hopefully we'll grow to like it. :) If all goes well, we will have mushrooms to give to others soon too!

This evening, as Jacob & I were milking the goats, a beekeeper from Steele stopped in to see if he could put bee hives by our sunflowers. I asked him to call my dad, so I'm not sure what's going to happen there. We always enjoy having bees on our land, as then we get some honey in return and, as we do pretty much all of our baking and cooking with honey, we need a lot in a years time.

Well, it sounds like the rest of my family (the ones who are here, I mean) are almost ready for prayer, so I'll quickly post a cute poem I found and then sign off. You've probably already heard this one, but I thought I'd post it anyway as it seemed so fitting for this season.

by Robert Louis Stevenson

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candlelight.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people's feet
Still going past me in the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?

I must admit, it's been a while since I've gone to bed by day, but I do have memories of doing so as a child! :)


Rachel said...

Yum! Those green beans look great! =:) I was thinking of growing some next year, how many plants do you grow for your family?

Wow! It's great that you have such a hard working dad! My dad is a hard worker too, and he has been busy lately as well. =:)


Cora Beth said...

Dear Rachel,

Green beans are very easy to grow and I'm sure you would enjoy them. It is hard to say how many we grow, as I've never counted, but I know we have at least 8 rows. I'm sure you can tell that we like to eat green beans!

Yes, I feel very blessed to be a part of a hard working family. :)

May God guide you in your work today~

Miss Jen said...

Wow... now, don't those green
beans look fabulous?!
God's Creation is so bountiful
and amazing. :) Lovely poem too!!
Hope you are having a sweet day, Cora Beth.

Love~Miss Jen