I have had a pause in blogging the last few days.. I’ve been dealing with some elbow pain that was diagnosed as bursitis. I’ve gone through all the normal treatments, including medication but so far it is still a bit swollen and a little painful. Has made some of the simple things in everyday life a bit more challenging! But, my youngest two have been a great help to me. Thankfully I am at the point where I can use it and that is good because my green beans were finally ripe enough for the first picking.
Yesterday my kids and I got them picked and I cooked up garbonzo beans and red beans to make 3 bean salad for canning. I also ended up with enough beans left for canning a second batch and set aside enough for another batch of 3 bean salad. By the end of the day I had 6 quarts & 12 pints of 3 bean salad and 7 quarts of green beans…
My garden is growing, a bit behind schedule but I am hopeful! While down at the garden yesterday I took some pictures….
Today I have errands to run in the city and my daughter has an art class. When I get home I plan to can up the other batch of 3 bean salad. If you are interested in this recipe you can find it here: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/3beansalad.htm
That is all the updates from the homestead for now.. Hope you have a great weekend! :)