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TAG : Corn

Crops in the Fields

For as long as there have been farmers, there have been fields for the farmers to grow their crops. I don't care if it's a large field or someone's little garden spot, I love watching what people plant grow.There's a lot of corn planted around here. It's everywhere, planted as far as the eye ...

Save the Seeds!

As small seed companies have been gradually overtaken by food conglomerates, hundreds of varieties of plants have been lost in favor of only a few hardy varieties of daily vegetables. In the meantime, heirloom seed savers have worked tireless to preserve the genetic diversity of different ...

The Awful Task We All Wanted

Warning: Graphic descriptions contained herein. Rated: PG for disturbing images.Grabbing something hard enough that is covered with bugs so the bugs squish in your hand is not high on my list of wonderful things to do. But, honestly, folks when I was young, we all wanted to get hired for corn ...

A Blarney Blog

Dear friends,A couple years ago, we took a wonderful trip to Ireland, and of course, we needed to kiss the Blarney Stone like everyone else even though it is a ridiculous moneymaking tradition. The grounds were beautiful, and we enjoyed our walk to the castle. Like others we’ve toured, it ...

Corn Blanching and Freezing

A reply to Nebraska Dave:Thank you so much for your kind welcome! Both of our Black Eyed Susan varieties are perennials. Perhaps some of those would work in your lovely garden. Good luck to you on that!Now to continue on with seasonal eating techniques from last week’s blog …Most of three ...

Husking Bee During the Homesteading Era

A husking bee was quite an event in the homesteading days. In the fall the farmer went out to the cornfield with a corn knife and a shocking horse, which was a 10-foot pole with two legs on one end, about 3 feet tall. He would lean the corn fodder on each side of this horse until the amount was ...

Corn and Black Bean Salad Recipe

Whether the occasion is a holiday gathering, a garden party or one of life’s unexpected events, food is the common denominator in the South. Bless Your Heart (Thomas Nelson, 2010) by lifelong Southerners Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson presents Southern cooking at its best and truest with ...

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