Tag Archives: popcorn

The Other Corn Crop

15 Aug

Besides my twenty-four acres of field corn, we planted a tiny little patch of Indian corn and popcorn.  In keeping with the theme this year, we had mechanical failures and the corn is spotty and full of grass.

corn patch_4367ews

But there’s actually some ears on it!  They should be ready around the time of the pumpkin patch.

Indian Corn_4370ews

It looks like the deer have sampled a lot of the ears.  Dang.

Indian Corn_4371ews


Hopefully, we’ll get enough for our needs this fall.

Corn tassels_4375ews

I’m thinking I’m not cut out for raising these alternative crops.

Friday’s Hunt v1.16

15 Apr

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  I’m excited for week sixteen!  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with Q, Week’s Favorite, and at rest.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with P:  Honestly, I’ve been sick off and on all week.  I didn’t find a letter P anywhere around my farm.  Today, I finally got out of bed without a headache (yea!) and frantically went in search of my items for today’s version of Friday’s Hunt.

I have popcorn that we grew and are bagging up.  I’m hosting an open farm tomorrow for people to come see my soap room and take advantage of clearance items and see what’s coming for the future!


I did manage to do some more candles this week. Here is a pink one–cherry blossom.  I think I’m about as ready for my open farm as I can be.

cherry blossom candles_5189ews

I also saw my pink magnolia has some flowers open.  I’m not sure how many we’ll have because of the freezes we’ve had in the last week.  Many of the petals have already turned brown because of the freeze.


Week’s Favorite:  This one is SOOC.  I just wish it hadn’t blown half out of the image.


In motion:  In Iowa, it’s not uncommon to have to use sports mode on the camera for outdoors macro shots.  It’s still windy.  Very windy.


Often, I have to hold onto my subject and try to crop myself out (thank goodness for the popularity of macro shots.


In case the wind blowing the flowers isn’t good enough for in motion, here’s a robin I caught in flight.


Now it’s your turn!

I’m also sharing today’s post with Random 5 Friday, Willy Nilly Friday, Fun Friday Favorites, Today’s Flowers, and SOOC Sunday.

Corn–the Popping Kind

4 Dec

While the family was gathered for Thanksgiving, my nephew, Brandon, organized everyone to pick popcorn.

popcorn patch

I’ve been putting it off because I wanted it to be dry when we picked it, and we’ve not had a good fall for it to dry on the cob.

ear of popcorn

There were several of us picking, and it didn’t take long to fill up our buckets.

Tammy and Ron

Tammy and Ron

We hauled them out to my place and took them into the house.  I had narrow paths through my kitchen, and that was it.  That’s a lot of corn.



Over the weekend, I had to get it all husked.  The ears were still pretty wet, and I didn’t want them to mold.  I had a lot of help with husking, but it wasn’t near as good as my picking help.

geese with corn husks

While husking, I found a few ears that are more suitable for the bovine than the popcorn popper.

field corn

I got it all husked and hauled to my basement right beside the dehumidifier, where it will stay until it has dried to the right moisture level (about 14%).  We’ll have popcorn for another year!

ear of popcorn

I have to say, I was worried about that with our bad weather this past summer.

Sharing with Jenny Matlock’s Alphabe-Thursday for the letter C.  I’m also sharing at Rurality Blog Hop.