Monday, July 18, 2011

Lazy Man Green Bean Pickin'

Like most of you we are experiencing some extreme heat and dry conditions. Due to the dryness my green beans were starting to wilt and die. For the last picking we did what I call lazy man pickin'. We went out when the sun started to go down and pulled up the entire bean plant and loaded them onto a tarp.

We then sat on the back porch and picked the beans off while sitting next to a fan. Well worth it since we ended up with eight gallons. My mother-in-law came over to help and took most of them to share.

We have also been working on removing a tree. To save some money we had a tree cutter drop it to the ground and then Chuck cut the tree up.

A guy he works with is coming for the wood this weekend and he hope to go out late tomorrow and get the rest of the brush clean up.

After little stretches of work each evening we have been cooling off in Megan's pool.

We never dreamed this pool would benefit the whole family! If you are in the extreme heat zone, please be careful. I hear that Wednesday and Thursday is going to be the worse. Be safe and stay cool!

I hope you are taking time to enjoy the simple moments!


  1. That was a creative way to save your beans! We're just starting to get some here. They have been delicious!

    Glad you're enjoying the pool. We've been using our kiddie pool every day, and have gone to the community pool three days in a row!

  2. Nice way to get the beans! Great job. We have not had the heat YET! it's on it's way, should be her by Thursday and so we are enjoying the cooler high 80's right now. Glad you have a pool to cool off in!!! Be careful.


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