Dad made pickled beans a very old fashioned way. He had a 10 gallon ceramic (clay) jar with lid. He'd layer fresh garden picked green beans, then salt, then beans and so on. After some time they'd be salt pickled but I can't remember the recipe, time in jar, etc. He'd do the same with cucumbers. He'd split large cukes in half, spoon out seeds, fill cavity with horseradish, let "cure" for a quite a while. They were wonderful and the "hot" in the horseradish was quite mild. Anyone got the old fashioned recipes? Same for pickled green tomatoes by the same method. As an aside dad used a churn to make cheese, butter, and buttermilk. Goat cheese also. It's been so long ago that I've forgotten so much. Happily I still recall trapping furs as a teen for a few bucks. We were quite economically challenged. ( read POOR!) but I didn't know it back then. My first basketball was a hogs bladder. Honest. I recall walking 5 miles to the feed mill that also sold other things. Ammo! .22 ammo was $5 bucks a brick of 500 back then. A princely sum for a poor country kid.