Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I've Been Busy

So, we planted corn in our garden this year. We've actually never had a garden before, so this was a first for everything. Ryan really wanted to plant corn, so we did. He has been baby-ing that corn. On Sunday we picked some and ate it that day, it was so good. Yesterday Ryan decided it was time to pick all the corn that looked ready. I told him that I would blanch it and freeze it, so we would have "fresh" corn all year round. When he came back inside, from picking it, he had about 60 ears of corn. I could not believe it. He then said this wasn't even half of what is out there. Yikes! So, today I began the process of storing corn. I guess you only have about 2 days after picking it before the sugars turn to starch. So, I am going to be busy for the next week. Here are some photos from today's activities:
Before shucking (sp?) the corn

Shucked and in the sink ready to be blanched and cut of the cob.


I did a total of 32 ears today. I am freezing 9 whole cobs and 7 1/2 cups of off the cob corn. Boy, I can't wait until tomorrow.... not.



5 comments:

Alyson said...

I had all good intentions of planting corn this year. Bought the seeds and everything. But our soil is so bad, and we don't have room for any more raised beds, so no corn this year. My mouth is watering as I look at your bags ready for the freezer. Wish I was there to help! Then I might not feel guilty for stealing a bag or two!!!

Angela S said...

OOO, I love corn! Kudos to you for being so industrious while in the final stages of pregnancy too! I haven't made much 'progress' yet either, but am very much looking forward to having our baby and soon! I bet you are too!!

DeLong Family Members: said...

wow!! Between Ryan and Scott, we have quite the gardeners in the family. That corn looks so good. I will definitely plant corn when we get home. MOM

Melani Boren said...

Go Nay!!

Carolyn said...

Mmmm, that looks good. I think I'll have to add corn to our garden next year!