Monday, August 22, 2011

Beans! and the 'Berry Tree'?

I am so excited! This is the best my beans have done in a very long time! Usually the deer break into the garden and only leave a few leaves and buds at the top of the teepee's, but they haven't gotten into either garden this year! Yay!










bean teepee's early Sunday morning






Six four-legged teepee's reaching high into the sky




My mouth is watering just thinking of the yummy green beans cooked with bacon, onion and garlic ~ just the way my Grandma used to make them! :~P





Or made into a delicious creamy, garden fresh vegetable chowder she used to call 'Mulligan'!






The bean plants are just loaded with blossoms, too, forecasting an abundant harvest in days to come ~ IF the weather cooperates and the deer don't get into the garden! :~O




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On another note ~




I was up behind the barn talking to the Gentleman Farmer while he was stacking the many cords of firewood he has been cutting for our winter heat.




I spotting a strange sight out of the corner of my eye~




there... up in the fir tree...




Do you see it?





A little closer...now do you see it?




Look half way up the tree branches on the left...





There they are ~ Himalayan Blackberries growing up in the Fir Tree about 20 feet in the air!




Too high for me to pick but I see that they are beginning to ripen and I will have to go out picking some for jelly and syrup! More delicious goodness from the farm!
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and

Jami at An Oregon Cottage for



Thank you, ladies, for hosting!











5 comments:

Teresa said...

gorgeous, gorgeous beans!!

Alexandra said...

Bean blossoms are so pretty and delicate, and such goodness!

What a funny place for blackberries! Ours are shriveled up this year. I need to replant them in a better place.

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

Hooray for beans! I thought ours wre done for here, but after our big heat wave finished, they've started blossoming again. Here's to hope!

The blackberries look like they've found a safe way to keep from being picked; sneaky things! :)

Love,

Marqueta

The B's said...

Our next four children will have to be named: Mulligan, Gilligan, Hooligan, and Shenanigan...

Lovely beans. =)

xoxoxo

The Kentucky Homesteader said...

It sure is nice to see someone has beans this year. Here in Kentucky we are not having much luck with beans. Just thought I would drop in and say hello.