Sometimes there is a pot of gold at the base of a rainbow. In our case it was a pot of golden corn.
See that rainbow..we followed it here..
To my cousin Todd’s patch of sweet corn. That corn must be about eight feet tall!
We got two bags of corn, six dozen ears. We shucked, cooked and bagged corn all Sunday afternoon. What a sticky mess..but it will be worth it next winter.
We had fun watching Samantha’s goats..they are a 4-H project. Children and goats were running all over the yard..it was great fun to watch.
Chance watched from the car. His door was open. He did not get out of the car. We hoped that he would interact with the goats or the young Border Collie named Jack..but he just stayed in the car and barked. Silly boy.
I am happy to have one batch of corn in the freezer. We may do another partial batch..I have to count and see how many packages we still have in the freezer from last year. Last year we did twelve dozen ears, the Grands all love it..so we share with them.
We cook the ears, then they are thrown in an ice bath, Far Guy cuts the corn off the cob. Then I cook up a stick of butter, 4 cups of water, 3 teaspoons of salt and 1/2 cup of sugar..I bring that to a good rolling boil and then add 16 cups of corn. Then I put that mixture into quart freezer bags. I freeze them on cookie sheets..nice and flat. When they are frozen I will package four to a gallon freezer bag. That way I can grab four at a time and put them in the refrigerator freezer. Six dozen ears made 28 quart bags filled with about 2 1/2 to 3 cups of corn. Yummy golden goodness next winter