We got that hay up! — 11 Comments

  1. Rick,

    That’s too bad about your area’s drought. If we could just even up the weather around the country….. I’m glad your garden is doing well, though. Yep, I, too, always put up as much as I can in a bumper crop year because you just don’t know what next year’s going to throw your way. It seems we are blessed with “just enough” as it all evens out in the end. If we prepare.

  2. Miss Jackie, those Fulsom Indian beans sound amazing!!!! So glad you have had some haying weather. Where I live in Pa we have had wonderful haying weather but soooooo little rain since early June. we have had a few little showers of a quarter inch in the past 2 weeks but the grass is dusty and brown, the farmers corn is shorter than usual with curled leaves and not much corn. My garden is growing as i water thanks to my 25 gallon /minute well, but it isn’t as good as a few days of frequent showers or a few all night brisk drenching rains. Looks like a poor year for honey production. For this reason I always try to keep extra quarts of honey from good years in the fruit cellar. Bless you all!!! Rick

  3. Jackie, that is very interesting about the Folsom Indian Ruin bean. Amazing that they were still viable after all this time. Nature is incredible and there is much wisdom in the ancestral ways of handling food.

  4. Laurie,

    They are certainly amazing! I just found one nearly a foot long with big fat beans in it. There are billions of flowers on it still, each with tiny beans below them. Wow!!!

  5. Steve,

    Glad to hear you got so many Dragon Tongues up! They’re so tasty and pretty too. Not to mention productive. It’s so nice to look at all those jars in the pantry, isn’t it???

  6. The Folsom Indian Ruin bean sounds amazing! Like others, I look forward to when the seed is available. Glad you were able to get some hay in.

  7. Our beans are doing great this year to. I picked 28 pounds of Dragon Tongue beans yesterday. Got them all canned up, with the help of your excellent book, and now have 61 more pints of beans in the pantry.

    Thanks again for all you do.

  8. So glad you were able to get some haying done! Love the story on the beans. Will look forward to those being available for purchase. Thanks so much for the update Jackie!

  9. zelda,

    I tried when we lived in New Mexico and they kind of poo-pooed it, saying it was “just another runner bean”.