A Week in Review

This past week has been full of a couple “firsts.”  Here they are!


I picked my first green beans out of my “little” garden.  32 pounds of green beans in two pickings. 🙂


32 pounds = 28 quarts of beans.  Just about takes care of the husband and I for winter!


Of course I had help with all the canning.  Company is important. 🙂


Last but not least, we had our first tomato out of the garden!

Anyone else with some “firsts” from the week?

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About Leanna Hale

Leanna Barth, born and raised in NC, first came to Polyface in July 2010 to attend one of the Intensive Discovery Seminars. She loved it so much that she applied for an internship position and was accepted for the 2011 season, after which she took the inventory/gardener position. Before coming to Polyface, she sold produce from her family’s market garden, along with homemade baked goods. This venture was mostly inspired by having read “You Can Farm” by Joel Salatin. Having always loved the outdoors, animals, and gardening Leanna is excited about this coming year, all that she will learn, and how the Lord will use this job later on in her life.

9 Responses to A Week in Review

  1. Amanda says:

    Oh how I wish my “little” garden could give me that many green beans! But with living in town, I do pretty good as I do get enough for fresh eating and a few meals to freeze up for winter (only if I get sick of eating so many fresh!)

  2. Yes! First beans and tomato too!

  3. Lee says:

    Here in Missouri we’ve been waist deep in green beans as well. We also grabbed as many wild grapes as we could reach from a vine growing up in some trees along the creek bank. Made for some delicious jelly!

  4. Rose says:

    Beautiful harvest!! I’m so envious! We’ve had a few tomatoes here, but my scarlet runner beans have yet to produce anything. Blooming like crazy though, so I hope it will be soon! Fingers crossed that the grasshoppers don’t get them first…

    My cucumbers are going crazy, do you have any good sweet pickle recipes?

  5. Rose says:

    Also – your kitties are adorable!

  6. Sarah Pevehouse says:

    Our first this was getting our very FIRST “All American” pressure canner in the mail! It’s just sitting there in the box – starring at me! But I will learn how to can this year! I used to help my grandmother prep all of her harvest for canning. I remember how hot and steamy the kitchen would get. I can’t wait to start canning. I know that our one raised bed garden probably won’t produce much (it’s been more for learning than anything else) but we plan to take some of Joel’s advice from “Folks This Aint Normal” and ask some of the farmers at the local Farmer’s Market if we can buy out their leftover once the market is closing for the weekend. We are hoping that this will provide us with a jumpstart on our FIRST larder! And I won’t lie – while reading his book… I had to look that word up in the dictionary! I’m 32 and a previous english major and wasn’t familiar with the term.

  7. Jessica T says:

    We had our first beefsteak tomato yesterday! We made BLTs with most of it and savored the rest of it plain. It was so good. Wishing we had planted green beans too because everyone is takling about fresh green beans lately!

  8. julia says:

    fresh potatoes,yellow squash,zuccini(sp) and first eggs from the new layers

  9. Donna says:

    Well – my first is ~ that my first grandchild was born this week!! Not quite gardening produce – but he definitely launched over the tomatoes for a fabulous first!!!