Saturday, August 15, 2009


A few days ago, a friend of a friend of a friend, offered up some sweet corn. They had some wind damage in their field and there was more than enough to go around. Now, who am I to turn THAT down?

Luckily, I received it just in time. I mean, I was having my friend danni come to visit. I needed things for her to do, right? And what better way to introduce her to the Midwest.

That didnt work out quite as I had planned. This is as close to the corn as we managed to get during her stay.

Well, okay, maybe we got a little closer.

Sadly tho, thats not the corn that needed to be processed! So, today, G and I went out on the patio to get things done. It was time.

He had other ideas first tho.

That left me to get started. That meant that I had to put my hand in that wet, yucky bag.

And touch those wet, slimy corn husks.

But soon enough, G came over to lend me a hand. Hes a very good helper. As long as you dont like to work in the quiet. Hes the opposite of quiet.

Once he began to help the speed at which things were moving made a drastic change, as you can imagine. But, we got her done.

Im gonna go now tho. I have to cut all that corn off the cob now. While hes sleeping. For some reason this part of the job doesnt seem to have the little guy written all over it.


Farmgirl_dk: said...

I'm very sad we ran out of time and didn't get to the corn sitting in your garage...I would've taken every one of those moist ears out of those bags for you with no complaints. It was, however, a lot of fun playing around in that corn field. Have you gotten the tar blobs off your flip flops yet?

And I can very well imagine the non-stop and lively conversation that you had with G. during the corn shucking. :-)

Farmer Jen said...

Cut the corn off the cobs? Oh no! Just cook it gently, add some seasoning/butter/olive oil etc and then just bite it! Yum! said...

You know, I was going to come help you with that corn. I really was. But then Danni said I needed my Flash-Freezing Panties - which I somehow seem to have misplaced. I offered to help with the alternative Flash-Freezing-Birthday-Suit, but you didn't take me up on it. But I really was going to come help. Honestly. I'm just nice like that.

Rosie said...

That load beats my corn crop this year! LOL Three stalks in a pot in your conservatory doesn't yeild much! But I am glad I gave it a go!!

warren said...

HeeHaw! That's some good looking corn! I wish my kids would help shuck ours!

Anonymous said...

Okay girl, what did ya do with all that corn? And look at that beauty hiding in the corn patch!! ;)