Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A corn pickin' good time!

Last Thursday, we went out as a family to pick some sweet corn from one of Christian's farmers. We helped them fill a trailer full of corn that they were going to sell and picked some for us to freeze. Carson had fun out in the corn tearing down corn stalks and putting corn in the buckets.

Friday night, for our date, Christian and I shucked,

Travis joining in on the shucking fun!


cut them off the cobs,

Cuttin' some corn, cuttin' some corn! Can I get some butta' please?!

and then bagged it to be frozen.

We got 25 bags the first night and a total of 47 bags from doing 2 more times. It was a fun experience for us and we are so excited to eat it this winter. Ther is nothing better than home grown sweet corn!

Some other events of interest from last week included:
a very unwelcomed visitor...Mr. Bat! This bat spent the entire afternoon on our screen door. I threw several different things at the door to try and get it to fly away, but...not such luck. We had to wait for Christian to come home before it went away and it wasn't an easy task! Christian slammed the screen door atleast 4 times...each time it would fly away and come immediatly back. The last time it flew away and rested on one of the slats on our deck. Christian grabbed a stick and poked it but it would just move to the other side of the slat! Finally, after getting poked a few times it took off and didn't come back.

This weekend we made our way to Imperial, NE for the Chase County fair. We had missed our fair here, the one in the county north of us and the ones back home, so we decided to go to this one. We had heard that it was supposed to be pretty good, and it was. It reminded us alot of the Park County fairs at home. This is the first year that Carson has really had the desire to ride the rides and he had fun doing it. He only wanted to ride 3 of them, which was fine with us...we both have really weak stomachs when it comes to rides. We had yummy indian tacos and listened to the country band Little Big Town while we ate. Our evening kind of got cut short because of rain, but it was fun to get away to somewhere new for the evening!

Checking out the tractors...!


Stacey said...

I love to freeze fresh corn!! We eat it all winter...great photos of your fun week!! Cute family, Jill! Give Christian a hug!

Tracy said...

Good job on the corn!! The bat situation...a little scary!! Once a farmer, always a farmer!! Matt would be in the same place, checkin' out new equipment!!

Phillips Family said...

Ah shucks, you guys are just the biggest mother shuckers around. The corn looks good.

Emily Asay said...

first of all, GROSS, about the bat, second of all, could I get some of that sweet corn?? :) You're right about nothing being better than home grown sweet corn. Third of all, you got some way pretty pictures of you guys chuckin corn at night...

Matthew & Charlene said...

Wow. You guys are set on corn. Thats a lot of corn. I did 6 quarts of rhubarb and I thought that took forever. Looks like you guys have fun at the fair.

The LaPierre Crew said...

YUMMY, the corn will taste so good this winter. The memories will be sweet too! Looks like the fair was fun, summer isn't official till you've had an indian taco!

Lindi said...

That corn looks very yummy!! That will be such a treat to have all winter long. All the pics of your summer visiting family and going to fairs and preparing the corn are SOO cute and it looks like you've had a blast. Glad you got rid of the bat. :)

The Bruneau Bunch said...

Good job on the corn, what a great date night. Our corn didn't produce in the garden this year, darn it. Love the pic of Christian and your oldest on his shoulders, with the sunset in the background.