Sunday, August 16, 2009

Enough already with the rain!

Last night we got another inch of rain.
We are so waterlogged that we are loosing some serious ground.

Is that amazing, or what?
I've got the kids slated to fill the holes in this afternoon.
It's going to take a month for the pig pen to dry out at this rate.

Since Chyann had her party on Thursday and no one slept in the tent
the kids talked us into sleeping in there on Friday night.
My plan was wait till everyone fell asleep,
then head into the house and sleep in my nice comfy bed with
a fan going. Sounds like a good plan right?
Unfortunately I fell asleep and woke up to find Cal gone.
That stinker had the same idea I did, except he didn't fall asleep.
So, with him gone I had to stay. Bummer.

This is a pic of my sleeping beauties.
All three are in there, you just can't see Chyann under all the sleeping bags.

My big plan for Saturday was to try a new recipe I got for
Spicy Pickled Green Beans.
Did you know a five gallon bucket will hold 622 green beans
that weigh 16lbs? Well It's true.
Not that I have OCD (really, I don't) like Krissy has suggested.
I was picking away and suddenly realized I was at 75 beans in
the bucket and decided what the heck, let's see how many this sucker will hold.
So, really you can see how it happened that I know 622 beans will fit
in a five gallon bucket, right?
I talked Krissy into helping with this process.
She was the official bean snapper.

Me, getting the peppers ready.

Krissy and I with our jars stuffed.
(yes that is an onion hanging by Krissy's head)

The finished product and they are delicious.
I've already eaten one jar.
I'm going to have to make more soon before
my beans all go to pot.


PAK ART said...

That sounds like a lot of work putting up that many beans. Kris is fun (usually) sometimes she gets cranky though.

tainterturtles said...

Your green bean recipe sounds interesting, however I just can't imagine a spicy green bean. I'm just use to eating green beans with a little butter and salt. I'm glad you girls were so motivated to can beans.

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to trying your green beans. Mine are just blooming, so hope when we get back from our trip they will be ready!
see you soon!

crochet lady said...

So you were the "OCD" counter.

Looks like you guys had a fun time canning. I always like the way the finished product looks in the jars.