July 08, 2014

Fresh from the garden

Good afternoon! Wow, it has been a while since we've visited. There hasn't been anything new going on around here. Nothing too exciting.

We have been staying busy with play dates and outings with Nana. 

 We haven't had too much interest in our house just yet. Supposed to have a showing this week. I am such an impatient person and want something to happen NOW. I know when the time is right it will, but I do not like waiting. 
A little known fact about me is I do NOT have a green thumb. I pretty much kill any plant that I am near. My daddy however can grow anything. He has even taken dead plants that I have killed and nursed them back to life. 
I get excited every year when he starts planting his garden. I cannot wait because he is always so sweet to share his crops. 
Sunday after church, Darbee went home with Nana and Papa. Hubby and I rode around looking at houses. When we ended up at Nana's house it was supper time. Guess what Papa offered us for supper? A fresh ripe tomato sandwich. Oh my. This was one happy girl. 

It was so delicious. Wasn't he so sweet to share one of his first tomatoes with us? Well, that's not all he shared. I also went home with this

A HUGE basket full of fresh green beans! I remember as a kid, I would get so excited when he would bring these in. I would get to get my own bowl and Mama would let me have some beans of my own to snap. I thought I was a hot shot. Darbee Rae is just like me. She couldn't wait to start snapping and begged me to start even though it was after 11'o clock when we got home. 
We snapped them last night and she was a big helper. She did a great job!  
Today, we spent the day at Nana's and she showed me how to prepare them for the freezer. Good eating for the winter! 

I ended up with 8 quarts! 
Do you garden? What is your favorite that you grow? I am thankful my daddy enjoys it and am thankful for all that he shares. 

Until next time....


  1. I must confess I love me a fresh tomato sandwich..much better than those grocery store tomatoes. I use to eat the beans right off the vine..more eating than snapping for me. LOL Janic

  2. Enjoyed you and Darbee visiting today. Helping you brought back memories of the first garden your Daddy had when we were newly weds. I too took my beans and went to Mother's to learn how to put them away. Can you believe that was over 40 years ago??? Guess I learned pretty well and have been doing it ever since. Love you!

  3. Good luck on the house and yes fresh produce is yummy

  4. Oh yum! We haven't had much luck with our garden this year. It looks like we will be getting some tomatoes, apples (from the tree that was already here...lol), maybe some carrots, and lettuce. We are looking into fall crops now, maybe we will have better luck with that. ;)

    Best wishes with selling your house and house hunting! I am not a very patient person either. Hang in there! :)

  5. Hope you and Darbee are having a great summer vacation! Any news on the house yet? Those green beans look yummy! I love em when they're fresh! ~Jessica

  6. Yes, I do garden.(especially now with the farm!) Your beans are beautiful. And there is nothing better than a tomato sandwich! Good luck on the house sale. It is gorgeous!