It’s canning time here on the urban homestead.

Yesterday was a warm one so I decided once again to can a little later in the evening – about the time Jordanne let’s the goats out to hang out with the humans.

Water’s on the stove, glass jars heating in the stove and green beans from the garden and into the jars for a simple easy dilly beans

Jordanne brings the goats and after Fairlight noses the cabinets to check for any booze (yeah she like beer!)  Finding it dry,  she turns to check out what I’m doing

Blackberry also wants in on the action

“Could I have a bean please.”  I can’t resist that face so

Here’s a bean for you Blackberry!

MMMMmm good.

“Don’t forget me!”


Another one?

Hey, lady, don’t forget me again!

Dilly bean ready for the water bath


Fairlight enjoys some of the leftover beans that were too old to pickle

And Blackberry looks up at me with those big eyes of hers.  Sorry Blackberry there’s no more beans!

OK but don’t feel sorry for her because she had plenty of food to nibble on – oak, banana and sugar cane leaves and a few tomatoes (that are destined to be tomato sauce today!)  She know’s she’s cute and uses it!


  1. Sara says:

    I love these pictures. Those little guys are the cutest. What joy you all must get from them.

  2. Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings says:

    You know it’s an addiction I have to y’all and your blog when my children know the name of your two goats! lol

    I recently made Quick Dilly Beans from the Eating Well Magazine and boy oh boy are they good!!



  3. DoubleD says:

    Planning to make some dilled beans myself this weekend! Only problem, I don’t have sweet goats in the kitchen to beg for beans! LOL! Way too cute!

  4. CatHerder says:

    omg theyre so cute. An employee of my husbands named one of their fainting goats after him lol. I LOVE goats they are so sweet! Unfortunately we arent zoned for livestock :-(..i would love to have a few just for the milk and to make cheese

  5. knittnkitten says:

    I used to feed my horse stout as a treat, it is supposed to be good for them in small doses.

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