I had noticed yesterday that many ears were ready to be harvested, while others were still developing. I temporarily forgot about the corn, as last night ended up being a double header at the ballpark. Well, last night's games ended up being our last for the season, so this morning, when I woke up with no plans for the day, I looked out the window and suddenly remembered....corn. I thought about putting it off a few days, as harvesting corn is a big job. It is not for the weary. However, we are starting school next week, therefore delaying the harvest was not such a good idea.
A summary of our day, in pictures.....
|Starting early, picking corn off the stalks|
|Shucking....You now know why we want a large family!|
|Feeding the cows the husks|
|Just in case you ever wondered what 261 ears of corn looks like|
|Oh, how I love my stock pots|
|One of the best inventions, ever.|
226 cobs were scraped tonight, resulting in 20 quarts of frozen corn, 26 frozen as corn on the cob and 9 were consumed for dinner.
|Demonstrating one method to eat corn on the cob|
We ended up picking and putting up the first 2 rows of corn today....9 more to go. I am now washing kitchen towels, pots, bowls and utensils....getting ready to start all over again tomorrow.