Tuesday, August 01, 2006

A 'Corn-y' Day


Yesterday we experienced another answer to prayer. The past 10+ years our family has looked forward to 'corn day' each summer. Those of you who enjoy canning and freezing probably know what I'm talking about: the full day of picking, husking, de-silking, blanching, cutting and bagging dozens of ears of corn. And then piling it all in the freezer with the pleasant thought that this will taste so-o-o-o-o good during the winter months!

Well, this summer it was beginning to look like we'd be unable to get any in the freezer -- first, our friend, who always planted extra for us is no longer farming. And secondly, even if corn was available, we haven't been home enough to have a 'corn day'.

But the Lord surpised us -- not only with corn, but with friends to work with! We were so blessed to be able to spend yesterday with a dear family near Kalona, Iowa, and as it all worked out, we ended up with a 'corn day'!!! A good reminder to us that there is no request too small for the Lord to hear and answer. Another evidence of His love and care!

"But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

Nothing like the taste of fresh corn on the cob!

Our diligent -- and speedy! -- husking crew


"Smiles from ear to ear!"

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey friends!
Looks like you had your work cut out for you yesterday.... and it was so boiling hot, too! I'm sure Bontrager's appreciated the help and fellowship!
God-speed - Nicole

Anonymous said...

Okay, this is just too fuuny! You see---we did corn yesterday too.:) Around 250 ears of it, and I couldn't help and think of your past 'Corn-y Days'as we sat there working away at it all.

So, here we are plotting along, thinking we are the only ones doing corn galore! And what a breath of fresh air to find this post today. Plus, realize that inspite of being separted 'across the miles' we were still working together in spirit, right(grin)?! That is just too fun!

Thank you for making our 'Corn-y
Day better!

Much love, hugs, prayers, and smiles!

Anonymous

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Ps.34:8

Journey said...

Ok, you got my ear. :)

bontrager family said...

Ah....we soo enjoyed the day w/ you all!!corn has never been so fun....:)I am convinced the cutting went faster when we started singing!the pictures are great!!
see you all soon!
the bontrager family

BrittLeigh said...

Looks like a blast! It's always fun to share huge projects like that with friends. Loved the pictures! :)

Monica said...

I always love doing corn with my family, Grandma, aunts, and cousins.