Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Corn Lovers

We, thankfully, live in the abundance of corn country and come along the end of July beginning of August, every corner in town has a home grown country bumpkin corn selling stand. It is always a sight for corn longing eyes. And this year, we would not be disappointed. The corn has been oh so sweet and crisp and scrumptious that you just have to keep going back for more.

Much to our corn loving delight, one of the farmers who attends our church  invited us to come pick corn from his field of golden goodness. Given Monday is Joe's day off, we were headed out of town as quick as possible. Not only was the weather beautiful but the whole day was just one of those days. We had a nice drive, picked corn, ate lunch at the cafe in the town of Ipswich then drove home to a load of "joyful" work ahead.

Picking the corn was just the beginning though. Thank goodness Joe doesn't mind hard work when it comes to having bags of sweet corn in your freezer for a few months. After shucking, boiling, scraping and bagging, we will be as corn fed as the cattle in the field.

Here are a few pics from our corny day:

Corn Daddy
First time I've ever picked corn.

It was a bit claustrophobic in there.

Shucks! :)

The First Ten...we ended up with 20 bags; 4cups of corn in each.

It was such a great day but soon a day is coming that will make my heart sing even more.......

(Yes, these are from my garden)

No comments: