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Teresa Kasner

Oh goodness.. hubby loved me reading to him of your pickling adventure! His parents had a big crock that they made dill pickles in.. we have it on our back deck!

((hugs)), Teresa :-)


I love the look of those beans!! Yum! Pity about the tomatoes...

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I love that phrase, "Love in those beans", and know just how you feel, as I've picked more than my share over the years in family garden and spent quite a bit of time at kitchen tables and on front porches, snapping beans, and shelling peas into big old enamel wash pans. There was actually a 'family feud' over who was to have my grandma's pickle crock when she passed on! Can you imagine? It was sort of funny really. Now, both those ladies are gone. My great-aunt, and my stepmom. I should attach the story to the bottom of the crock, or something. It would be a shame for it to be lost. It's interesting how vegetables and things like pickle crocks carry our stories with them, and can evoke so much love of those that have gone before.



Your beans look awsome. I know there is a lot of LOVE in them. Glad the Mister made the vertical space so you don't have to get on your knees to pick them. My son -in-law did the same for me. Boy does it make a big diference.

We are about to plant our fall garden now that the weather is getting a little cooler.

I wish you happy gardening!


Well, you seemed to have a pretty good crop of other veggies, your picles look wonderful. I hope that I will have a good veggie garden this year, we have just moved into spring now.


Can you grow cukes in a pot on the porch? I have recently downsized and I keep wondering what I could actually grow on my porch. In pots.

Have loved your blog for years,

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