We spent a long, cold winter without any sweet corn. Usually we fill the freezer with bags of corn and serve it at least once a week. Last year we failed to preserve Dad's favorite vegetable. First the freezer was full of blueberries and then the plants developed a disease.
After months without corn, we were motivated to get the corn from the field to the freezer. Monday afternoon my two youngest siblings put up about fifty pounds of sweet corn. Logan picked and husked the corn, while Naomi steamed, cut and bagged it. I was impressed, since they did most of the work themselves while everyone else was busy with other projects. Despite their dedication to their task, Logan and Naomi didn't object when their siblings helped preserve corn on Tuesday afternoon.
Husking corn can be a social event and one year involved worm eating.
How fun, Amy! I enjoyed this post, and the photos told the story so well . . . thank you for sharing them! It looks like you all will be able to enjoy a lot of sweet corn over the coming months. :) Not to mention remembering all of the fun memories of putting up the corn together!ReplyDelete
This brought back memories...I used to put corn in the freezer. I don't any more...I'm not as young as I used to be.ReplyDelete
yum. I like the corn through the basket shot-nice.ReplyDelete
Amy...is there any way to blanch corn and just leave it on the cob and freeze it? I'm thinking it would be a little less work, although it might take up more room in the freezer. But would it work?ReplyDelete
Betsy- We've tried that before and it does work, but the corn gets a little soggy. It's fun for the novelty of corn-on-the-cob in the winter but isn't the best tasting way to have corn.ReplyDelete
Testing, testing, one-two-three.ReplyDelete