I've been busy here at the homestead. Laundry was put out again yesterday and today. The weather is still very nice.
Yesterday I took a quick road trip to buy sweet corn (we only planted black popcorn this year). When I arrived, the nice gentleman tells me, "if you buy two burlap bag fulls, you get one free."
Well, of course I was okay with that. A burlap bag is not quite, but close enough, to a bushel.
The kids helped shuck the corn. Even though they complained, I could hear my youngest making up corn songs, ha ha! The were working on the front porch. They did ask me if they had been selling two goats get one free, would I have taken the free one - ha ha! Silly kids.
I froze 60 cups of corn before I had to retire my work and start mixing ingredients for lasagna ruffles (for dinner). Corn on the cob was our side dish on Thursday.
To Freeze Corn: I double my recipe and mix 2 sticks of organic butter, 2 cups of water, and 1/2 cup of sugar with 20 cups of corn. I boil it for 5 minutes.
Added note: You can add salt too, but I do not. I always add it when I thaw and cook the corn. It's really up to you. Also, after thawing this corn, I do not add water when cooking it to eat as is. It makes it's own water when it's heating.
I let it cool, bag it and freeze it. Just cut the recipe in half to make a smaller batch.
I did treat the chickens to some corn cobs to clean off. They love my little treats this time of year.
I also called in and ordered us 20 pounds of blueberries for this year. I think my apron got a good work out. This may count as my first "selfie" but using the mirror to help. I love this style of apron. I have three of them, plus many more of different styles.
....more corn to stock up today, along with canning. It seems like I have only been posting about food lately. Hopefully I will have some more interesting blog posts soon.
I spent the evening in the garden gathering veggies, then we all watched a movie together. I've had very little handiwork time lately, or my hands just hurt by then I can't enjoy it anyway. I better go down some coffee and get this day started. We are having a gathering at our place for Son tomorrow.....time is a tickin'......