We recently harvested 308 Ears of corn from the co-op garden!!! We picked and husked them all in one morning. I won't bore you with pictures of the cornhusks piling up as we shucked the ears... but it was a whole lot of shucking that we did. A whole lot.
Next step for the newly shucked and rinsed ears - into boiling water for blanching!! Below, the rack used to stabilize the canning jars makes a handy way to keep the ears down in the water.
Aaahhh... hot, sweet, super-fresh corn, all blanched and pretty. Now what?? Many of these went right into gallon bags for preserving on-the-cob in the freezer.
The rest of the lovely corn was taken off the cob, thanks to handy holder made by Carol. The board has two nails sticking through it to hold the ears of corn while we slice off the kernels into the big tote container. Then we scooped some of the kernels into freezer bags for freezing, and canned the rest in the pressure cookers for preserving on the shelf.
It was a great fun day working with Carol, I learned a lot as I always do when we get together!