Friday, July 31, 2009

Red Tape Won't Kill The Gardens, Hard Work Will

The Voices section of this morning's SN-L: Don't Let Red Tape Kill The Gardens.

Red tape won't kill the gardens, hard work will.

Sharon, the next door neighbor gave Kristin, another neighbor, some green beans from her garden. Did you ever wonder why they are also called "string beans"? This picture will explain:Sharon planted them and picked them. Her husband Jack tilled the garden, weeded the garden, watered the garden.

Kristin washed the green beans, snapped them, cut them, and put them on the stove and steam cooked them.

They were delicious. I remember eating green beans out of my grandparent's garden when I was a kid. Granny would cook the beans with bacon and onions and lots of butter and pepper.

Mmm, delicious.

I didn't figure out how many hours and effort Jack, Sharon and Kristin invested into preparing those beans so my son and I could eat them, maybe 6? It took longer to prepare them than it did to eat them.

How much time and effort does it take to a can of green beans out of the cupboard and throw them on the stove?they don't taste as good as home-grown, no way.

1 comment:

Jackie Melton said...

They aren't likely as nutricious either. ;)