Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Green Beans

I like green beans. I don't particularly LOVE them, but I certainly like them well enough.

When Tim and I were first married we spent the winter in a little cabin way out in the woods, only accessible by airplane and snow machines. My dad (who has an airplane) flew out at least once a month to check on us and bring groceries. It was very rustic living, no electricity, no running water (actually no water at all; it was winter and we melted snow) and no plumbing. We did this for six months and it was wonderful. Someday I will have to scan some of those pictures so I can post them to this blog.

To prepare for our lengthy stay in the wilderness, I purchased lots of staples, but being a newly married bride, I didn't really know how to cook or what we would be eating. My husband shot a moose so we had that for meat. I brought flour, rice, sugar and several cases of canned corn and green beans. For some reason I brought LOTS of green beans. At the end of six months I still had two cases that we brought back to town with us. Those beans followed us from one apartment to another until I finally donated them to a food drive somewhere (they were still within expiration date!)

Just last week I was shopping at Sam's Club (similar to Costco) and purchased a large bag of frozen green beans. Tim reminded me last evening that I should probably empty out the freezer in the garage and turn it off for the summer or until we get large quantities of meat like halibut or salmon. So I went out and discovered two packages of halibut and believe it or not, two very large bags of green beans. Not one, but two. So now I have three large bags of green beans. I don't know what it is, but my subconscious must always be telling me "you're gonna run out of green beans." Either that or I have a green bean deficiency.

I did a little sketching on my lunchbreak. It was warm enough to sit outside at our picnic table! I love spring!


Aunt Krissy said...

but they were yicky canned green beans. Thats yuck. Frozen green bean are good, with butter and dill or with bacon!

tainterturtles said...

Wow, that's so cool that you and T lived out in the AK wilderness. I love green beans, but not a whole winter season of them!

I love the sketch...very nice.

crochet lady said...

The only canned beans I like are home canned beans. My favorite is fresh from the garden and steamed with lots of butter and salt. Yum and more Yum! I could sit down and eat a large bowl of just that for a meal.

Really like your sketch! Pine trees are one of my favorite trees.

Margaret Ann said...

What a great story...I could listen to you tell about your Alaskan adventures for hours! I am so in awe of your courage and ability to live for six months in the winter without all the creature comforts...I don't think. I would have made it...Good Lord... I KNOW I wouldn't have! LOL :)

Love, love, love the pine tree sketch...glad springtime is finally "peeking through" for you...We hit a high of 102 today...so much for spring here!

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

I love green beans. Send me a bag. They are my favorite green veggie. Especially w/smoked turkey. "It's 8:09 here" and now you've got me thinking about green beans. But I'm going to settle for a bowl of cereal.

I love that sketch. I love how God gave us each individual talents and yours is awesome. You are completely incredible with your hands. I'd love to be able to draw something, anything besides happy faces and stick people (LOL)

Have a happy day and still praying about the unfortunate issues at work.

Love ya.

purplepaint said...

Oh this is excellent!!!! Great job!