"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land."
-Abraham Lincoln

Putting Up Corn

We spent pretty much the entire day today putting up corn (aka freezing corn) for winter. We worked just over 20 dozen ears. That may seem like a lot to many people, but the reality is we did much less this year than we did last year. Last year we froze more than 40 dozen ears.

Still it takes awhile even at 20 dozen. We had to shuck, clean, boil, shock, cut, scrape, mix, and bag 240 ears of corn for a grand total of 6 hours. Fortunately we had help. My mother-in-law, father-in-law, and brother-in-law all pitched in. My daughter even lent us a helping hand for the first time this year. She was our scraper and bagger extraordinaire.

I had the intention of taking pictures of the whole process but realized at the last minute that my camera's batteries are dead. So instead of documenting the experience for posterity, my camera was sitting idly in it's charger. BUT, this probably won't be the last day we put up corn so hopefully I'll get another chance at pictures in a couple of days.