August Challenge – 2

A red Weber grill — the one and only I’ve ever seen in that color. And, if you will, it belongs to the Fry’s — seriously!
Apricot tree and remnants of a grapevine re-growing at lower left along the fence.
Apple tree
Grilling station at the VFW
Teasdale Foods specializing in Latin recipes for beans and hominy. Formerly the Joan of Arc cannery
Teasdale cleaning up their warehouse. Black streak behind the truck is . . .
A smashed can of black beans.
Here is the unopened can of black beans that apparently fell off the truck on the way to the land fill

Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

5 response to "August Challenge – 2"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: August 5, 2021

    I remember Joan of Arc Beans. Only this minute have I ever wondered what the connection was between legumes and the famous Christian martyr. Was she famous for eating a lot of kidney beans or something?

    I used to have a red Weber grill just like the one you showed. Now I have a black one.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 5, 2021

      Joan of Arc is just a highly recognizable name is my guess?
      Funny story, maybe, a guy from here was in a grocery in California when 2 ladies got into a discussion of which was better, Joan or Arc or Pride of Illinois sweetcorn.

      He had worked at the cannery and the only difference was the label.

      He did not enter the conversation.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: August 5, 2021

    You have more crops and fruit trees around where you live. Good story about which beans are better. ;’-).

  3. By: Suzanne Posted: August 5, 2021

    Lots of street food your way! And apricot trees! We have to go to Italy to find them – I think. I think our summers aren’t long enough, just apples and pears here.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: August 7, 2021

    In various places we rented we had lemon, plum and cherry trees. The house we bought had a peach, nectarine and apple tree when we moved in… but eventually they all were removed (they’d reached the end of their lives being 45 years old or so). The orange tree is still going strong though. Nigel does no maintenance except to keep water up to it in summer and the fruit off that tree is really good every year! I don’t remember many people having fruit trees where we lived in IN.

    It’s great that at least one of your canneries is still going – even if it’s not all the tomatoes of yesteryear.

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