Sunday, August 30, 2009

Shuck it!

Saturday morning brought fresh bread (or "favorite bread I love" as Alex calls it), blueberry jam, fruits and veggies from our farmer's market. Just our way of flipping off corporate America.
Saturday afternoon was reserved for the annual corn shucking spectacular (held at Noah's aunt and uncle's place)
We shucked, cut, silted, boiled, seasoned and bagged over 100 dozen ears of corn in 6 hours.
That's a lot.
Don't be frightened by the fact that the corn husks are in the garbage, they're all now happily sitting in a garden waiting to be turned into compost.
Oliver was the official corn taster.
I learned that when cutting corn, for optimal performance, stand up. If however you're lazy and tired, sit. The best part of the day: hanging out with friends.
Are you wondering where Noah was for all of this? Well, he's kind of a big shot at work now, managing a machine line at Cummins, and they're all on mandatory overtime until January. In other words, he's working 7 days a week now taking every 14th day off. It's tough being awesome.


  1. I got corn at a farmer's market too! Haven't shucked it yet.

  2. That's a lot of corn!

    p.s. I like the word shuck.

  3. holy cow that is so much corn. I hated shucking corn when i was little cus i ALWAYS had bugs jumping out at me!