While the family was gathered for Thanksgiving, my nephew, Brandon, organized everyone to pick popcorn.
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.
There were several of us picking, and it didn’t take long to fill up our buckets.
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.
While husking, I found a few ears that are more suitable for the bovine than the popcorn popper.
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!
I have to say, I was worried about that with our bad weather this past summer.