Friday, July 20, 2018

Corn Day

Each year we try to freeze enough fresh sweetcorn to have some good eating til the next year's crop is ready.   Since Dad, Mom, Elizabeth and Susanna were at Grandma's house, and Stephen and Nathanael were working, that left just Alaythia, Charissa and I to do corn this year.

    Our good friend Arnie grows it, and it is the best sweet corn ever!! We are so grateful for all his diligent work in planting, weeding, watering and protecting from varmints!  It is a blessing that we can enjoy sweet corn the rest of the year. Since our numbers were fewer, my hands were too busy to get pictures of the entire process.  It was fun to drive to his farm and pick it all early in the morning, eat a fresh cob of sweet corn, husk in the sunshine while we talked, watch the batches go through the cooker, cut it off the cob for hours on end and see the bags of 2018 corn fill up the freezer.

Arnie and his brother Matt come out to help us pick, and then come to our house to help prepare it for the freezer.  Abi and the kids, Ruth and Lee, and Michelle also joined in the process.  We finished just in time for supper!

"And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. 
And God saw that it was good."
Genesis 1:12


Jennifer said...

How do you freeze corn on the cob? It's so cheap at the store these days, freezing some for later sounds like a good idea.

Wissmann Family said...

@ Jennifer -- We've put up corn every year and absolutely love it!! Our method is pretty simple! After husking the cobs we cook them in boiling water for 3 minutes. Cool it down in water baths, cut it off the cob and scrape the cobs clean to get all of the yummy juices off. Then put it in freezer bags, put them in the freezer and you're good to go! :)

Anonymous said...

I was wondrring if you guys are working on a new Cd? Also the project that Rachel is doing-is that a cd or music book?

Wissmann Family said...

@Anonymous - We are working on a new cd!! We don't have a release date yet, but will hopefully set one soon. Rachel is working on a project, but we are waiting a bit before announcing what it is. :)