Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by countrynaturals Today at 11:44 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:42 am

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by countrynaturals Today at 11:38 am

» Tomato Questions
by has55 Today at 6:42 am

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by sanderson Today at 12:21 am

» New England December 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:45 pm

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:40 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:33 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:38 pm

» 5-BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY - ENDS 12/1/17
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 4:15 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 1:37 pm

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 1:36 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:24 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 12:50 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:00 pm

» WARNING! Please Read! (Especially Grandparents)
by Scorpio Rising 12/9/2017, 8:53 pm

» Mid-South: December 2017
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 7:29 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 7:25 pm

» The start of the New Garden
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 1:35 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by countrynaturals 12/8/2017, 6:26 pm

» First Year Square Foot Gardening in Zone 9 South Mississippi
by CapeCoddess 12/8/2017, 3:09 pm

» A compost calculator
by kygardener 12/8/2017, 1:34 pm

» Today's Harvest
by brianj555 12/8/2017, 8:46 am

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals 12/7/2017, 1:45 pm

» Freeze warning
by sanderson 12/7/2017, 1:04 pm

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by countrynaturals 12/7/2017, 12:41 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in December 2017
by countrynaturals 12/7/2017, 12:14 pm

» Wind Damaged Broccoli
by Roseinarosecity 12/6/2017, 3:43 pm

» Areogardening
by trolleydriver 12/6/2017, 11:38 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 12/5/2017, 8:01 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Leather britches?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Leather britches?

Post  Megan on 7/6/2010, 6:26 pm

I've been trying to read up on heirloom beans and keep coming across a reference to "leather britches". What are they talking about? :?:

It is a good bean for eating fresh or canning or making leather britches.
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Leather britches?

Post  boffer on 7/6/2010, 7:17 pm

Megan wrote:
I've been trying to read up on heirloom beans and keep coming across a reference to "leather britches". What are they talking about?

The stiff, hot, and heavy pants I begrudgingly wore
when I used to ride motorcycles.

Wink
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Leather britches?

Post  Megan on 7/6/2010, 7:19 pm

funny post
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Leather britches?

Post  Wyldflower on 7/6/2010, 7:21 pm

@boffer wrote:
Megan wrote:
I've been trying to read up on heirloom beans and keep coming across a reference to "leather britches". What are they talking about?

The stiff, hot, and heavy pants I begrudgingly wore
when I used to ride motorcycles.

Wink

..... AKA "Lederhosen"!
avatar
Wyldflower

Female Posts : 530
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 66
Location : Colorado Springs, CO Zone 5b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Leather britches?

Post  Retired Member 1 on 7/6/2010, 8:22 pm

Dried beans. String green or wax beans on a string and hang to dry. They reconstitute when cooked. Good with fat jowl or ham.

OR send them to Boffer for him to wear.

Retired Member 1

Female Posts : 904
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Leather britches?

Post  Megan on 7/6/2010, 8:31 pm

belfrybat wrote:Dried beans. String green or wax beans on a string and hang to dry. They reconstitute when cooked. Good with fat jowl or ham.

OR send them to Boffer for him to wear.

Boffer wearing a hula skirt made of those.... Wink
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Leather britches?

Post  boffer on 7/6/2010, 8:56 pm

If you've ever been to Hawaii...and if you've ever gone to a 'luau' for tourists...then you know there's at least one 'boffer' at every luau that gets pushed on-stage to 'learn' how to do the hula-for everyone elses' entertainment.

It reminds me of the announcers of international soccer.............:

SCORE!!
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Leather britches?

Post  Chopper on 7/6/2010, 9:17 pm

This forum has become a lawless place...

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 62
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Leather britches?

Post  camprn on 7/6/2010, 9:27 pm

@Chopper wrote:This forum has become a lawless place...
Seriously... I step away for but a moment and, voila, mass heat stroke, except for Boff... LOL you folks are FUN!
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Leather britches?

Post  jtwenting on 7/7/2010, 1:17 am

@Chopper wrote:This forum has become a lawless place...

Lucy Lawless? Hmm...

jtwenting

Posts : 42
Join date : 2010-05-18
Location : Netherlands

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Leather britches?

Post  Ha-v-v on 7/7/2010, 6:58 am

..... AKA "Lederhosen"!

lololol lololololol
avatar
Ha-v-v

Female Posts : 1123
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 57
Location : Southwest Ms. Zone 8A (I like to think I get a little bit of Zone 9 too )

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Leather britches?

Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 9/2/2016, 11:37 pm

It's taken about 4 days (really, it's do-able in one) but I've started some leather britches.

Day 1. Harvested the Lazy Wife Greasy beans and the Non-Tough Half Runner beans. Both pole beans, 4 squares of each, 8 plants per square, 4 zebra-grass poles per square. Trellis frame is 10ft high. Couldn't reach high enough on the step stool (the short one - tall one isn't stable enough in the garden) so I got out last year's trusty helpers, Stabby and Grabby: a paring knife duct-taped to a PVC pole, and a granny-grabber. Pull the bean taut from the vine with the grabbers, and slice the stem with the knife. Maybe use the grabbers to maneuver the bean down... maybe just drop it and pick them up at the end. I harvested them a bit mature - should have picked them when they were younger/snappier. The NTHRs are probably closer to shelly stage if I understand the terminology correctly.

Day 2. Felt overwhelmed and just let the beans sit in the kitchen

Day 3.  Removed the tops and tails as part of pulling the strings off the beans. These are heirloom beans that still have strings. Then threaded them through the centers onto carpet thread (old, hopefully cotton) with a yarn needle - a somewhat smaller needle would have been better. (I tied the thread in a loop through/around the first and last bean - tying a knot doesn't really work.)

Day 4. Starting the timer once the water was already at a boil, steamed the beans, strings and all, in two batches, for 2-3 minutes, then dunked in ice water to cool. Placed on clean towels to blot dry, and hung in the basement with a fan on them to dry them the rest of the way. (The basement has a dehumidifier running to 40-50% humidity.)
avatar
BeetlesPerSqFt

Female Posts : 1322
Join date : 2016-04-11
Location : Port Matilda, PA Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Leather britches?

Post  Kelejan on 9/2/2016, 11:44 pm

Thanks Beetles:  we really do have some interesting old threads in our archives. Very Happy
avatar
Kelejan

Female Posts : 5007
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 82
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

View user profile http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: Leather britches?

Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 10/24/2017, 10:11 pm

Doesn't look like I ever photographed the strung up leather britches, but here there are unstrung:


And cooked:


I don't know what to make of them. They aren't bad tasting, but they aren't amazing. A little salt might have helped... If I do them again, I'd pick the beans younger, and I wouldn't leave them sitting before steaming and drying them.
avatar
BeetlesPerSqFt

Female Posts : 1322
Join date : 2016-04-11
Location : Port Matilda, PA Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Leather britches?

Post  sanderson on 10/25/2017, 3:13 pm

Shocked

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 15051
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 69
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Leather britches?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum