Buckets o’ beans

Bucket beansWell isn’t this a glut? I had all sorts of good intentions of mulching the fruit tree in the orchard this afternoon.   But I was halted on my progress down to the lower terrace by the sight of my broad beans.   I have been neglecting them.   For weeks now, it seems, I have been giving them a squeeze to see if the pods inside were swelling and they weren’t.   But suddenly I am swamped with ripe broad beans everywhere. Bucket beans 1

Down tools and out with a bucket.   That filled in no time. Up with a bigger bucket. And that did the trick. I have a dozen or so plants left to harvest, but this lot will keep me going through a few sets of tennis watching on the television tonight.