A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara
This was our first year to plant a plot in the community garden. It was not a good year. The extremely hot and dry weather prevented many things from growing.
We harvested the ears and set them out to dry. I tried putting them outside to use the natural heat but the squirrels found them. So, I put them in the oven to keep them from taking so much valuable counter space.
I put a sign on the oven that said “Corn.” It was not a clearly communicated message and while I was out of town, the oven was used to make pizza and the corn got “preheated.”
It didn’t seem to hurt the ears and, after a few weeks, we were able to remove the kernels.
It was wonderful!
We also grew dent corn which is meant to be ground into cornmeal. That is our next project. Brian ordered a corn sheller to help remove the kernels. The whole process seems a little labor intensive but I am excited to see how it turns out! Perhaps I was born in the wrong century…