It’s the start of the sweet corn season and I really need to make room in my freezer. Our first batch was ten dozen ears. I’ve been putting up sweet corn ever since I was little and shucked corn in the garage with my Mom. It’s easy, shuck, brush off the silk with a handy little brush, rinse and put in bags.
I’ve heard that some people boil, cook, blanch, add sugar, salt etc. But there really isn’t a need for the extra work. Even nine months later corn on the cob taste just like it was picked out of the field.
- Sweet Corn! (justahappycamper.com)
The old saying “corn knee high” by the 4th of July has been a moniker of farmers for a long time. However, if the corn is ONLY knee high by that time the farmers are in trouble and won’t get much of a harvest.
This corn field just east of Murdock, Nebraska is about chest high on me, almost five feet tall. Granted it has been a very early season in the Midwest, we are about 3 weeks ahead of schedule.
Western Nebraska is not so lucky. Quite a bit of the state is still in drought conditions and if the crops aren’t under a center pivot it is withering and dying. Some isn’t even a foot tall and the leaves are curling and drying up.
The view of the Farmers Co-op might look familiar as it is the same location as my Skyscrapers post a last year.