Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I Need Help!

Last spring a friend brought over some plants she was given and offered them to me for our garden.  Sure!

Well, some of the plants grew jalapenos, and now I don't know what to do with them!  I have a big steel bowl brimming full of jalapenos.

Please let me know if you have any good ideas on how to use them up.   My family is not big on spicey food, so I need to be careful on how I serve them.


Monday, August 15, 2011

EXCELSIOR: Ever Higher - Official Trailer

Friends of ours spent 5 days with us over Memorial Day weekend.  We had wonderful food and fellowship, but the main reason they came was for their children to work with ours in producing a movie that will be submitted to the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival. 

What a huge task -- and it's only a 15 minute movie!  I can't imagine what it takes to produce a full length movie.  We'll know in 6 months or so if the movie makes it into the festival's competition.

And now for your viewing pleasure:

If you want to check out Excelsior's website, please go to

Thursday, August 11, 2011

And the Winner Is ...

No one!

Thanks for all the guesses as to how many beans were sitting on my kitchen table.

The guys helped wash, snap and place the beans into jars -- and I did the actual pressure canning.

The beans gave us 86 quarts to process.

I am very thankful for each and every bean.  We all enjoy them, and many times it takes 2 quarts at a meal to fill everyone up.  Besides, it's prudent to can as much as possible during good years, since every year isn't always great for a particular garden vegetable.  Last year wasn't good for beans.

We'll see what happens if the bushes produce another bunch to pick!

Monday, August 08, 2011

It's That Time of Year

I walked in the house after picking raspberries, and this is what greeted me from our kitchen table:

You can guess what I did all afternoon and into the evening!  There are lots more to do tomorrow as well.  I am very thankful for all of these green beans, since we have almost depleted our supply from previous years.

I'll let you know how many quarts came out of this pile of beans.  Any guesses?