Monday, August 24, 2009

Sweet Times Over Sweet Corn

Did you know that sweet corn only has a 2-3 day window of readiness for picking?After that it's too late.

I did not know that until yesterday! Craig's grandma told me. Every year for the past 3 years Craig and I have gone to his grandparents' farm in Earlham, Iowa to help them with their sweet corn. This year Gage got to join us! As always, it was a very sweet experience!

The process goes like this:
1. Pick the corn (we missed out on that this year - Grandpa had it done by the time we got there)
2. Shuck the corn:
3. Boil it:
4. Blanche it:
5. Cut it:6. And finally bag it (I was out of the room with Gage so I missed out on that this year)

And of course we made time for feeding the hogs...

...and snuggling with Great Grandpa and Grandma!

1 comment:

Holly said...

These photos just melt my heart. How very precious. A wonderful tradition for your family. Someday, Gage will love to see the story of it all through your photos.