Bean Hole Days takes baked beans to a new level


Preparing the bean hole fires
1 Preparing the bean hole fires 
Getting the ingredients ready
2 Getting the ingredients ready 
Beans, molasses and bacon go into the pot.
3 Beans, molasses and bacon go into the pot. 
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4 A 
Stirring up the beans.
5 Stirring up the beans. 
One of five large cast iron pots used for years
6 One of five large cast iron pots used for years 
Final prep of the beans before going in the ground
7 Final prep of the beans before going in the ground 
Burying the beans
8 Burying the beans 
Pots of beans cook over beds of wood coals.
9 Pots of beans cook over beds of wood coals. 
Covering the bean pits
10 Covering the bean pits 
The bean spreader
11 The bean spreader 
Beans, and booths to shop for crafts
12 Beans, and booths to shop for crafts 
Looking through the craft booths
13 Looking through the craft booths 
Waiting for beans
14 Waiting for beans 
Kim Churack is crowned Queen Bean
15 Kim Churack is crowned Queen Bean 
Raising the bean pots with a backhoe
16 Raising the bean pots with a backhoe 
Watching for the bean raising
17 Watching for the bean raising 
A commemorative mug is filled with beans.
18 A commemorative mug is filled with beans. 
Diners file through the serving line.
19 Diners file through the serving line. 
Gongmin Sheng tries the beans.
20 Gongmin Sheng tries the beans. 
Calder Springrose tries a bun and beans.
21 Calder Springrose tries a bun and beans.