Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The Popcorn did well , but the corn .......

didn't fare so well. I didn't realize that popcorn would cross pollinate with corn , actually I thought about it when I planted it and was planning to read up about it , but forgot to. It did cross pollinate , most of the corn ears were small and didn't fill out well. I did manage to freeze about 60 descent sized ears.

I harvested a few ears of the Cherokee Long Ear popcorn to see how it did , it looks pretty good. I'm leaving most of it on the stalks to dry out , hope those garden critters leave it alone. Shadow has been confined to the dog lot each day , so he's not much help at chasing them away. He stole two guinea eggs from the nest and I'm afraid he'll upset their nesting. There were 4 deer out there in the garden yesterday , 1 buck , 2 does and a fawn. I didn't get a pic of the buck , he was over in what's left of the corn. I'm planning to let those small ears of corn dry out for the chickens , will need to figure out how to grind them up. I'll probably try the blender , anyone else ever tried to grind dry corn with a blender or is that a crazy idea (LOL)?
~ Garden Blessings ~


Flassie's Fil'a said...

I love the deer photos with the corn stalks!!

Someone at the townhouse is
growing corn. They have the
right spot for it.

I love corn with butter, lime juice and hotsauce on it. Yum!!

Did Shadow eat the eggs?

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

PS. Dd brought home some squash and a lemon cucumber tonight.

Lemon cucumbers are my favorite.

White corn is my favorite corn.

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Flassie , I like yellow corn best , with garlic butter. I'll have to try the butter , lime and hot sauce , that sounds good too. I've never tried a lemon cucumber either , bet they are good.

Shadow didn't eat the eggs , he just brought them up in the yard. Those guinea eggs have such a hard shell , they didn't break. I just don't want him disturbing their nesting.

~ Blessings ~

Flassie's Fil'a said...

I got the link to the Tasha Tudor BD celebration through One Pretty Thing. I added some book links. There is some books on raising chickens and making chicken coops
at the Tasha Tudor site.

Did you see the pillowcase dress I made?

I am going to see if the library can get me some instructions of three other versions of the dress.
Years ago I cut out instructions
from I think the Family Circle magazine of a Pillowcase dress. I do not have one of the pages though.

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

That is so cool that your Mom's BD is the same day as Tasha Tudors!

I added a couple more photos
to the pillowcase dress. I
added ribbon up at the top
backside of the dress. I like
it much better now. Thanks for
the comment about the dress!!

Going to try and finish the
60's mod version today.

Maybe when Shadow gets a little
older he might realize that he
isn't the egg collector of the
family. lol!

God Bless You and Yours!!!