I was up at 7:30 (Okay so I'm a late sleeper). The 3 grands were arriving about 8:10. At 7:45 the phone rings, it's my favorite BIL (the one that's like my little brother). He says "What time does the retiree blacksmith get up to pick corn?" I said "soon". So as soon as I hung up I woke hubby up and told him "time to pick the corn" (If only it was time to make the donuts I would have been happier.)
Grand kids came and I start frying bacon and making corn cakes for them. Just as it was time to eat, the blacksmith came home, they had picked 3 rows of corn. After his 2 bigger than bushel baskets were overflowing, they threw more in the back of his jeep.
After breakfast, this is what I really wanted to work on, 3/4 of a bushel of peaches to can, freeze and make peach salsa.
Or I wanted to show you the finished mattress pad, that I tied using my SIL quilt frame.
Or I wanted to talk about this quilt top
Instead this is what we did. We hired child labor.
Even the smallest of them was a big help. We shucked corn, lots of corn.
We ended up with 27 QUARTS of cut off corn.
We did take a break and went for a dip to cool off. After all it hit triple digits here today!
Here are half of the empty cobs.
After cooking the corn, you cool it down in ice water.
We took breaks for lunch, swimming, ice cream and blackberries, and lots of gatorade. The 3 grands went home about 5. The blacksmith and I continued to work up the corn until after 7:30.
And so once again tomorrow I hope to work up the peaches. Maybe even get my make up on and my hair washed!