Aug 16, 2013

A bean of a different color


Hi all.  For those of you stringing beans for garland (or future soups), I thought I would show you my two.  These beans were purchased at two different markets but both are called green beans.    One dried more shriveled and kept the green color, the other is also dried but lightened to a tan and didn't curl as much.
No way to know what the next string will be!  I prefer the lighter for garland, but I'm pleased with the results of both.
 
I guess green is not always green, but a bean is always a bean.  You have my permission to quote me on that.
So there you have it.  Leather britches and I still have no idea why they were called that back in the day.  They may feel leathery but they don't look like britches.
 
That's all folks!  Just showing off my beans.

10 comments:

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

You, my dear, are full of beans! Love the leather britches in both colours and I shall indeed, quote you on that :O) Deb

Penny said...

Love them britches, and may have to try to dry out a few of my own!

CalamityJr said...

You made me curious enough about the name to look it up online. One version says they were hung to dry on the back porch where britches were also hung (one couldn't hang their britches on the front porch where they could be seen - horrors!) , plus they take on a dried and leathery look. Here's where I got the information; it's really an interesting article.
http://www.greenbeanfestival.com/leatherBritches.html

Margaret said...

I like them both! And they look great together too.

cucki said...

I love them both too :)
Hugs x

C. M. Designs said...

I read the article about the "Leather britches".. It was most interesting and heartwarming.
I like both shades of your strings of beans. They will be a great addition to your Prim home.
Charlotte in Va.

Three Sheep Studio said...

I love these, but I, too, wonder - why the difference in color and drying. No matter, they look great !
Rose

connie said...

They are also called fodder beans..I have some drying too and they will be cooked when we have our annual cook out with friends here at the house this fall..

Doreen said...

OH..these are lovely. I am going to give this a try today. Thank you :)

Anne said...

Love the bean garlands!! Such a great way to use all your beans in an inventive way!!

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