A few days ago we went to the field to help with the sweet corn planting. We plant a sweet corn that is sooooo sweet, we have to work hard at keeping the wild animals out of it.
We are not commercial growers of sweet corn. We raise as much as we can because we love to have sweet corn all year-long, not just a few days during the summer. You may be asking, “Isn’t the garden the best place to plant your sweet corn?”. That is a very valid question. My garden has three rows of sweet corn planted in it and it has just come up through the ground. I will plant at least three more rows later this week in hopes that we have a few weeks of eating corn on the cob and not just a few days. The “Big Patch” that we planted in the field, is what we not only eat on, but also spend a few days during the summer freezing. Have you ever worked up and froze corn? It is a JOB! Such a big job, that in this family, if you don’t come and help at least for a bit, you probably are not going to get to see any in your freezer. Hopefully when you come for a visit, it is served during a meal.
As you can see the planter makes fast work of getting an acre of sweet corn planted.
This year there was a “supervisor” of the sweet corn planting. She took her responsibilities very seriously.
What kind of sweet corn do we plant? Burrus’s very own COON’S CHOICE III!
Do the raccoon’s really like it? Why yes, they do. We move the sweet corn patch every year in hopes that the raccoon’s have a harder time finding it. An electric fence is also put up around the outside to keep the raccoon’s and deer away. Some years it works, but every once in a while the raccoon’s do get in and wipe it out. This is also the reason why we try to freeze some every year.
Now that the “Big Patch” is planted, we will check on its progress and make sure that the electric fence is put up before it tassels.
These three sweet corn kids can’t wait unit the corn is ready! (The “supervisor” has a few more teeth that need to grow in before she can enjoy corn on the cob.)
Blessings to you,
Laurie – County Link
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