Monday, November 17, 2008


A friend gave me lima bean seeds in exchange for some green bean seeds (brought all the way from the states). To be honest I haven't really liked lima beans in the past but I planted them anyway because I knew she'd be asking about them. They have grown beautifully and plentifully. Today the kids helped me pick two bowl full (and there will be more in the coming weeks) and then they helped me shell them. I have such good helpers! I was surprised that even Micah got into the action. He may have been the very best lima bean splitter-aparter....maybe because it appeals to his destructive nature!

I made a soup with beans, green onions (also from our garden), white onions, tomatoes and chicken. They kids loved it. In fact, Ginny said, "Can we have this to eat every day?"

Jeff and our neighbor thinned the tomatoes and peppers last week. They are looking good after the big rains we have had. Our cucumbers, carrots, green beans, squash and melons are growing too.


paraguayalyssa said...

So if you're worried about anything spoiling before you can eat it... I'm sure I could drum up some city dwellers to take things off your hands at Thanksgiving. :) Can't wait to see you!

Abbie said...

Oh wow, Wask! Your garden looks great! Melons? Wow. Too bad it's winter here... Ginny's hair is getting so LONG!!! Very cute.

Sarah said...

How fun! My kiddos love lima beans. Have your children ever read the book "A Bad Case of Stripes"? It's about a girl who won't eat her lima beans. Very cute. A garden is one of my goals for next year.