Hail to the beans!

Today I pulled all the beanstalks off the climbing poles and put the poles in the shed. It’s snowing hard outside.

As I worked, I sang to the bean plants to thank them for their gifts of food, and promised to plant their seeds next year.

Tune: Joy to the world

Hail to the beans!
The lovely beans!
The lovely, lovely beans!
We thank you for the foo-oo-ood
We thank you for the foo-oo-ood
The lovely lovely food
The lovely lovely food
And we will plant your seeds, your seeds in spring.

It’s not great art or anything, but I feel it’s important to honour the plants that fed us.

Runner beans gathered for planting next year.
More runner beans gathered for planting next year.
The single solitary bean that was still on the plant.