The green beans have started. Last week Elijah and I picked over a bushel. Mom and I sat and snapped beans together for about 5 hours while we chatted and then I began canning.
While I'm snapping and stringing the beans, I take the shorter, thinner beans and set them aside for dilly beans. If you've never had dilly beans, you are missing a real treat! I added one cayenne pepper from our garden to each jar - we like things spicy around here!
We've celebrated a lot of birthdays lately. I've made a lot of these fresh strawberry pies!
For our 4th of July celebration, we did homegrown steaks on the grill, baked potatoes, green salad, green beans and this Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake...let the drooling commence!
I'm planning on teaching a soap making class this Sunday for some people who are visiting from Chicago. They really want to learn how before they head home..if you are interested in learning how to make soap correctly I'll share more on that tomorrow!
I will be attempting to make a natural sunscreen today for the first time....I'll let you know how that goes...pictures and all....success or disaster!
Headed out to get the farm "batten down" for the huge storm we are supposed to get...