Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Sweet Corn is ripe and being picked daily at one of the the local farms near our HomeTown. This is the best sweet corn -- tender, white and yellow corn that is juicy and sweet as can be! The farmers have a roadside stand where they sell it out of the back of a pick-up truck by the dozen. Today JJo went to town and called to say that they were still selling corn and how many dozen ears did we want for freezing? JLynn wanted 7 dozen and JJo and I each wanted 4 dozen.
I went about shucking the corn outside in the sunshine, and then moved my work indoors. I use my German grandma's recipe where I cut all the raw corn off the cob first and then boil it with salt, a little sugar and water. I cool it and then measure it into freezer bags. It's so simple! And it's so wonderful to enjoy the taste of delicious, fresh sweet corn when winter rolls around. I sacked up 29 cups of corn today into 2 cup and 3 cup bags. There's still time to freeze more corn and still time to eat more corn-on-the-cob until it runs out!
On another note, I'm happy to report that I'm now getting 6 pullet eggs as of today! They're kicking it in gear!! Yay for new laying hens! They also enjoyed nibbling on the discarded cobs today.