Monday, July 25, 2011

Up To Our Ears In Corn!

Dan planted the first two sets of corn to be a couple of weeks apart but somehow with the extreme heat, it all was ready in the same week.  One evening the whole family went out to pick some of the corn.

Anthony was thrilled to have free rein of the corn rows and he gleefully went up and down, up and down.  If he fell down, it did not matter, he just kept going.

He even helped carry some of the corn over to the big pile.

Catherine was pretending she had a corn silk beard. 

Joseph, with his haul.

After picking, we all shucked the corn.  The kids were pretty good at it, even though nearly every ear had a worm, or two, on it.

Over the Week Of Corn, we had 4 separate sessions of blanching,...

...cooling in the ice water bath,...


...and finally, cutting off the kernels.  I ended up putting 35 quarts of corn in the freezer, along with 2 gallon bags of whole ears.  I think we are stocked for the winter!

Of course, we've been doing lots of this, too.  Yummy!

We have one more section of corn to go.  It won't be ready for a few more weeks, though.  We've gotten all this corn only due to Dan's diligence in watering the corn, as we've had very little rain this summer, in combination with extremely hot temperatures (so far, 30 days 100 degrees or higher).

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