Sunday, July 20, 2014

Bean Picking Time--Its the Simple Things In Life

Sometimes its the simple things that can take a humans breath away. Nothing that costs a million dollars, extravagant vacations, fancy cars or houses. In other words "keeping up with the Joneses or these days its more like keeping up with the Kardashians.  

This weekend we got back to basics. We seem to do that when we visit my parents. Not only is it being with family but the things we do as a family. For some reason seeing the kids and my Eric participate in something that I did every year of my childhood brought a smile to my face. And of course I had to break out the camera! 

It was day with no electronics, no phones or anything of that. The kids and Eric did learn a thing or two about growing and harvesting your own food! Eric also learned a few terms of the south I guess you could say. We were picking the green beans which were on their last leg and produced about all they could. It was either my sister or my dad that said "There is enough there for a good mess." Eric of course gets the puzzled look on his face and asks me "Ok let me pretend that I am from the city and I have no idea what was just said, what in the heck is a mess." We all look at him like he is crazy and I bust out laughing. For those of you that don't know what this term means, it means you have enough for a meal....Showing my family how our family functioned while growing up makes me feel like I am accomplishing something. I think it is an important skill to know how to grow, harvest and cook your own food! 
Its Bean Picking Time

The New and Improved Pinto Bean

Even Gizzy got in on the action but got tired really quickly

Your not being a kid right unless you get dirty!
After all the work done we enjoyed just chatting under a shade tree while momma "shelled the beans" or "removed them from the pods." The kids ran around with water guns and played in the pool a bit. It was a perfect Saturday and it was all simple! The simple things in life take my breath away. Now its all back to the normal hustle and bustle of the week! Have a great one everyone. 

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  1. Looks like everyone enjoyed the day. The pods are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

  2. I love beans, and look forwards to taste this year's crop...

  3. Heirloom beans are my favorite crop because they are so different in taste and texture from each other and especially from the green ones in the grocery store. It must be hot where you live since your beans have already matured. I just have one kind big enough to harvest so far and not mature. Pretty beans!


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