We temporarily traded in our backyard gardening today for this.
Actually, only our oldest made it out to the field for picking at 6:00 a.m. after spending the night, but the rest of us joined in for shucking, hairing, cutting, and bagging. It’s sweet corn harvest time!
Ripe and ready to eat.
Shifting a truck load of ears to be shucked or bagged for family and customers.
Removing the silky hairs so the corn can be blanched and cut off the cob.
Ah, yes. The good stuff.
I explained in detail how we put up dozens and dozens of ears of corn in one of my very first posts three years ago, Sweet Corn Harvest. Oh my word, how my babies have grown!
Today we bagged 35 bags, 3 cups per bag. It takes about 3 ears of corn to make one cup of cut corn, so we basically went through over 300 ears of corn! If every day was as productive as today, I could rule the world!
We’ll be gorging on sweet corn on the cob for the rest of this week, until we’re absolutely sick of it. The kids are excited; it’s a nice break from squash and zucchini!
What’s happening in your garden this week? Be sure to link up your progress! Don’t forget to visit Smockity Frocks, where you’ll find okra and watermelons, and Getting Freedom, where you’ll find Phoebe busy canning green beans.