Friday, May 25, 2012

Ah, shucks

Well, it's the time of year again to get fresh corn on the cob.  Yum!  My kids love corn on the cob but love the shucking process even more.  Everyone partakes as we get a case of corn at a time.  I freeze some  and we eat some.  Nothing like it. 

With this many helpers, it really takes no time to do a case of corn.  All of them know to get the little hairs(the silk part) off of them  b/c we all hate boiling the corn and finding those on there.  The dogs patiently wait for one to chew on. 

Alex likes to be separate b/c he can't stand the peelings getting on him.  Girls had just taken a shower but still wanted to shuck the corn.  

Ooh, got the hang of it!  My kids will make great farm hands in the new Chaos Manor.  

My camera hog.  He too loves shucking.

Irina helped in on this session.  Summer is watching how it's done if you notice.

And to answer a question, yes, it is as good as it looks.  We love freezing it and having it in the fall.  Tastes just the same.  Much better than the frozen store kind that are stored in who knows what kind of chemicals.  My kids have requested corn on the cob this evening.  They know we're going to the farmer today to pick up our order.  I like that my kids know where their food comes from and that it doesn't just magically get in a shopping cart. 

If we stay here, there are plans being made of how to get more food on our small lot.  We have just an acre.  Hopes though are that we can still move.  Time will tell. 

1 comment:

  1. Awesome title.

    How do you freeze your corn? And then how do you re-heat?