Appalachian History » Time to gather the crops against the coming winter

In bygone days, as katydids sang their ageless songs and as the sun shone across sere fields of fall, serious preparation for winter’s coming lean, mean times commenced.

Kentucky Wonder pole beans, likely planted with Hickory Cane corn, which did double duty by providing a way for the prolific beans to climb skyward, would be picked and prepared in one of two ways. Some would be strung, broken, and canned. They canned beans, stored in row upon row of quart-size Mason jars, which would include a fair portion of beans shelled from yellowing pods mixed liberally with the predominant color of green…

via Appalachian History » Time to gather the crops against the coming winter.

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