I’m Nikki, the Southern Gardening Gal.
I grew up working in the garden. My parents were farmers and our vegetable garden was enormous! Or at least in my child eyes, it went on for miles.
Our freezers, yes we had two, were packed wall to wall with frozen butter beans. Our pantry was stacked top to bottom with canned string beans. We ate collards or cabbage every day for dinner. And dinner was usually the noon meal. Or whenever Daddy was home, which varied because he worked shift work.
We sat in the shade in the yard and shelled butter beans. Do you remember paper grocery bags? They were LARGE and they held millions of butter beans. And we’d have about 3 of those bags full to shell.
The strawberry bed was as big as my living room.