Every year a generous family in our church lets us come and pick all the corn we will need. So we load up the back of the pickup truck. Have you ever picked corn in a big field? It's not much fun. It's hot and humid. And the big long leaves on the corn plant seem to attack you. I can't tell you how many times it felt like they were slicing my face. And it's very hard to find your way back to the truck out of a big, high cornfield. And it always seems to me that if I were a big, long snake - a cornfield would be a great place to hide. Therefore, I am usually looking harder for snakes than I am ears of corn.
My family just loves my productivity.
After we pick the corn we drive right up to the pasture in our back yard. We have two horses and horses love corn shuckings. So we do all the shucking right there and make the horses very happy.
Next we proceed to our church kitchen which is right across the lawn from our pasture. The church kitchen in very large and it works great for about 12 of us working like mad to get all the corn done. We have a system, oh yes we do. My mom and son-in-law took charge of boiling the corn and then dumping it into ice water. My husband and brother-in-law and me cut the corn off the cobs and my sister and two daughters bag it.
My two neices Miah and Kaitlyn had the job of stacking the bags of corn into the refridgerator. They did an awesome job.
As you can see they were very proud of their hard work.
This group tried to convince us that they were part of the Quality Control Team.
By the time we were done we had bagged 120 quarts of corn. And even though it was very hot and tiring work, this winter we will be glad we took the day to do it. And even though we moan and groan a lot it really is a fun time as we all work together.