Bean Poles and Helping Others in the Wilderness

Bean Pole

Here is my first ever bean pole structure. I never got around to it until this year. I saw several fancy ones in catalogs but finally settled on getting some 1 x 2’s and attaching them to a top piece. I used bird netting around the bottom third to give the vines a place to start.

The structure worked out great, and the plants did well. I did learn that I let the beans go longer than I should have. They ended up being pulpy and a little stringy – I’ll pick them sooner next year.

Next, I’ll be looking for something to plant on it for the fall (any ideas?).

“(They) brought beds, basins and earthen vessels, wheat, barley, flour, parched grain, beans and lentils, honey and curds and sheep and cheese from the herd, for David and the people with him to eat, for they said, “The people are hungry and weary and thirsty in the wilderness.”” 2 Samuel 17:28-29

This passage occurs when King David and his followers are running from his son, Absalom, who started a rebellion against him. Those who saw their need, brought food and utensils to help them in their trial. Perhaps we can find someone who has a need in their wilderness, and help them (even something as simple as beans may be just the thing in some cases).

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