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


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 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!


Jami at An Oregon Cottage for

Thank you, ladies, for hosting!


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! :)



The B's said...

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

Lovely beans. =)


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.