We’re not going to starve this winter, thanks to my good friend, Larry Clements, who grows sweet corn by the bushel. Susie and I spent 3 hours last wednesday morning ‘putting up’ 10 dozen ears of corn. That explains the title of this entry. If you were expecting to read about something else, you’re out of luck.
I call this composition ‘Naked Corn.’ I was going to call it ‘No husk at dusk’ or maybe ‘dusk and no husk’ but since I took the picture at ten o’clock in the morning, it didn’t seem right to do that.
It was a hot day but we worked outside in the shade and had the husks off before the temperature got really miserable. The corn was wonderful. It was a late batch so it had a few worms but we cut most of those out.
Susie also had this idea to speed things up. She had me put a 3 and 1/2 inch nail in a two by four and a cob skewered onto this apparatus held the cob quiet while I cut off the kernels.
We ended up with 95 bagged and individually frozen, cups of corn. Make that 94 because yesterday I found my granddaughter, Riley Marie, walking around with a bag of frozen corn, eating kernels like they were M and M’s.