Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sweet Corn Season

The summer heat and sunshine are indications of the official arrival of summer: Sweet corn! And lots of it. Our friend plants an abundance of the tasty crop every year, giving us the opportunity to store up the yumminess for winter. 

This is the story of our past few days: 

Rising early to pick the corn before the sunny heat arrives. 

Loading them up in buckets.


Mission #1 accomplished: a pickup load full. 

Husking...lots and lots of husking.

Which is always more fun with a crowd!


Susanna ran the cooking department, boiling and cooling the corn.

The sticky cutting and bagging process means the job is almost complete. Thanking the Lord for a happy freezer of corn! 

"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, 
do all to the glory of God."
1 Cor 10:31


Lydia said...

I LOVE Sweet Corn. Ours was done (as in all picked) by 2 weeks after July 4(It was ripe for the 4th).
We had a huge patch, but ended up not eating/freezing that much of it. A man from our church lost his job suddenly, because his company closed with no notice, so we gave most of it to him to sell, so he could provide for his family.
Excited about the new CDs!

Caravan Sonnet said...

oooh this looks so yummy!! I LOVE fresh corn! We haven't been able to pick any this summer because most of our neighbors crops have unfortunately been ruined due to the extreme amount of rain :( SO happy to see these pictures to see the sweet signs of summer in other parts of the country!! Have a wonderful day!!
:) Rebecca
p.s.- husking is ALWAYS more fun with a group of people!! :) I have lovely memories of husking with family & friends! :)

Sarah said...

Wow, That is a lot of corn! :) Great job guys! It looks fun, but very tiring. Its a good thing you have a diligent team!
I agree - husking with a group is lots more fun! Hope you guys are having a great summer.

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