Tweetsie Trip


Hello everyone!  I am sorry that it has been a while since I made a post.  Seems like we have been super busy here.  Last Tuesday, the girls and I went to Sam’s Club.  Wednesday, we went to the Pastor’s.  They gave us 2 bushels of grapes and I have no idea how much corn-enough to make 31 qts in the freezer.  So, I guess you know what we did Thursday.  Friday we finished up the grapes and corn, cleaned the church and started revival.  Saturday, we decided it was time to play.  We met Dave, Jess and kids at Tweetsie for a fun day.  We left about 9:00 A.M. and got back home about 9:00 P.M.  It was a long day but SO much fun.  Sunday finished up our revival.  Today we are making peach and grape jelly.


They have these horses all around Tweetsie.  The boys climbed up on them as soon as we got there.  They really enjoyed seeing MawMaw climb on one.  My mother was such a fun person.  She loved doing things out of the box.  She always wore a hat.  One of her favorites was a bright silver one.  As soon as I climbed up on the horse, Jess said all I needed was a silver hat.  I think that is how I want my children and grandchildren to remember me.  I want to be a person who is fun to be with.

Some of you mentioned that you were interested in knowing how to cook the dried beans.  I’m sure there are lots of ways to cook them but the way we always do is just put them in a  kettle, cover with water, add some bacon grease, salt and pepper.  Mom always added a some navy beans to cook with them.  It takes a while for them to cook and you will have to  add water as needed.   In my opinion, these are best with corn bread, but then most things are.

Well, I better get busy.  I have so many blogs to get caught up on reading.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

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  1. It’s great to read and see your good time being had. smile It sounds like your time in the kitchen is adding up this fall. The grapes sound like a blessing to your family; that is wonderful. smile Have a wonderful week. Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!


  2. Great pics Donna. Thanks for sharing them. Thank you for sharing how to cook s beans. I have so many green beans left in the garden and they are getting to big. I wonder if I could dehydrate them even though they are getting a little to big with the beans inside? Humm. What do you think? I was thinking that the only thing we could do with these beans is take the beans out of the pods and dry them for seed for next year. Any suggestions would be great. I hate to see these beans go to waste.


  3. Thank you again Donna for your help. I now know what size they need to be. ( which is where they are now) and I was feeling so down every time I went to the garden and seen these guys that were going to waste. I only have one more question before I attempt them. Do you need to seal these in the mason jars or just store them as is? Sorry for all the questions but I want to try it and want to make sure I’m doing it right.
    Thanks again 🙂


  4. I love your pictures! So glad you had a great time. We will keep our eye out for a silver hat. 🙂 Mom always soaked her dried beans over night and either cooked them in the crock pot all day or used a pressure cooker. She always put in a smoked ham hock-yum, yum!!


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