The song going through my head today is Stephanie Davis' Harvest Time.
Today I pulled 34 garlic bulbs! They are now drying on these high-tech racks.
Then after the garlic was done, we headed over to pick some beans for supper, and two days of not picking had caught up with us. Gladys Taber has something delightful to say about beans.
Beans will stand almost anything once they are established. They will even bear if we have to go away for a few days and the beetles make lacework of all the leaves. It is a little discouraging to come home exhausted from a dog show and shed our store clothes and have to go right out and PICK BEANS. But the true gardener will never let anything be wasted. So beans it is!
We picked and picked and picked, and now have several meals worth tucked into the cellar freezer. Years ago we used to blanch them first, but have since read it is okay to just throw them into a bag. Yellow beans with butter will be such a treat in November or February!