Only four days until Saturday, the day we leave for Arizona. I'm trying to tackle one room at a time, packing what we need, and giving the room a thorough cleaning, so that I can come back home to a nice clean house. Today the laundry room got cleaned, shelves and floor scrubbed, canned goods organized, washer and dryer wiped down inside and out, all the dry beans pulled off the window shelf and put into envelopes (seeds) or jars (food). I've decided to shell and cook the rest of the cranberry beans, rather than take a chance they'll mold if I leave them to finish drying. They can be blanched and frozen if we can't eat them all right away.
The actual dry bean total weight was 36 ounces, including the Fortex that will be used as seed. That 6 ounces of Fortex would have cost $12.70, including shipping, if I had purchased them from Johnny's Seeds. So not only did they provide us with several gallons of delicious green beans, they will be a source of free seeds for years to come.
The harvest total in my sidebar will be updated daily, for the rest of the week.