Sunday afternoon we found out that the corn was "almost" ready. It has been too hot to get in the garden until last night. The boys and the husband picked a Gator load for us to deliver to the neighbors, and a load for us to freeze.
The highlight of the evening was Wyatt discovering a small nest in a stalk, and a single egg. Maybe a sparrow? Any-who, he is determined to get this thing to hatch and has built a nest using yarn. The egg is now safely in the freezer house under a heat lamp. Wyatt told the buddies that when it hatched he would be it's mother, lol. Visions of the book, "Are You My Mother?" popped into my head. Today he wants to check bait stores for worms. (So if you are keeping score.. we now have two fish, a dog, two cats, a tadpole, four slugs and an egg)
S was the go between carrying the corn from L to the Gator. This boy is BIG on posing right now. We asked him why he keeps doing silly things and he replied, "Because it's different." Good answer Buddy!
Here they are shucking the ears.
Filling the box to bring inside where the REAL work began. You know, cutting it off of the cobs. We freeze all of what we keep. Last night we did 29 gallon size freezer bags, enough for one years worth for our family dinners and soups and such. The rest will be sold by the boys at the end of the driveway. Stop by if you want a dozen or four.