Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sweet!




 I found an easier way to put up corn.   I now bake it, then husk it.  The silk comes right off without any fuss!   I was able to get 8 quarts frozen.  Still have some left out in the garden.   The tomatoes are next.  They are just starting to ripen and hopefully, I am able to get enough put up, before the blight takes over and rots the the plants.

You know when summer is over, you are freezing and canning your hard work from the summer months.  It sure is nice to know that we will be eating fresh vegetables that was grown by our own hands.   I think that is the best part about being a farmer and gardener.  You know where most of your meal is coming from.  In another couple of weeks we will be getting ready to put more beef in the freezer and turkey!   We just bought new pullets this spring and are waiting for them to lay some fresh eggs.  It has been awhile since we have had some fresh eggs.  You wonder sometimes why its worth doing all that work, until you put that food in your mouth!  Then its WOW, I grew this food and I know exactly what is in it and where it came from!

Hope you have a great weekend.

3 comments:

A. Montgomery said...

What a great idea for getting it off the cob. How hi and how long do you bake it?
Love Mom

Kathryn said...

I love hearing of your garden adventures. I hope, someday, to have enough to can and freeze. I'm such an amateur right now. I'm very impressed with all your hard work, and that you'll be able to eat all that food you grew yourself.

Shirley said...

Great idea on the corn! I microwaved corn in the husk last night for dinner, and it peeled the silk off beautifully.
I'm still waiting for tomatoes to ripen too- might have to make green tomato mincemeat again if they don't ripen.