Monday, September 1, 2014

Caution ... Weens at Play

Mishka right before he started yelling at me to toss the toy.  ;) 
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Poor Shiloh ... all he wanted to do was snooze in peace but BeBe and Mishka had other plans. 
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How many tug o' wars happen at your house? 
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Live action at it's finest

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Happiness is .. Corn

After the Inspector Weens had made sure the corn had passed their approval it was time to start shucking, cleaning, blanching, cutting or mini cobbing.  I honestly have new respect for the elder generations who did this not because they wanted to .. but because they had to.  It's a lot of work but well worth it.  

It's important to get your kids involved in the process ... 
they need to understand where their food comes from and how "lucky" they are that they can just go to the store and pick it up from a shelf or a bin. There is a process that has to happen prior to being able to just stuff it in your mouth after it's been cooked. 

Mine totally enjoyed shucking the ears from their cozy husks. 
I was prepared for full on resistance.  
They continue to surprise me daily.  ;) 
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The aftermath ...  
My littlest one proudly perched above the "mess" as she called it.
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The moment when I looked at the corn and thought.. 
what had I gotten myself into, all those silks had to be cleaned off as best as possible.. silks and I are not friends! 
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Ready to be blanched..  
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The end results.. some cut off freezing to be later placed in bags and some just turned into mini cobs.  I admit.. I cheated and did more mini cobs than cutting.  
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Of course you never leave the garden out of things..  tossed into a pile to dry out and later be worked into the garden when we till it up later this fall.
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Chief Ween Inspectors ... Got corn?

Yesterday we were gifted with 3 crates of corn.  
Yes 3 .. that equals approximately 100+ ears.  Oh my!
My excitement over this abundance is high I tell you.   I know that there will be a lot of blanching, cutting corn off the cob and even cutting the cobs into mini sizes for freezing but....
 I'm alright with that. 
Yeah I say that now as I procrastinate to share this posty.  
Later ... is a different story. Ha!

Of course the Chief Ween Inspectors had to make sure it passed their approval.  Molly & Shiloh could have cared less really. But Toby, BeBe and Mishka were intrigued. I should say ... they were tickled that Mommy would let them near enough to snif, lick and possibly steal a bite.  Thankfully only sniffing occurred and no cobs were harmed in the process.  Such happy little squealy campers they were once I set them loose. Did I video.. no that would be too easy.  Out of 30+ photos these 3 were the clearest and decent enough to be shared with the world.  ;)

Mile a minute wagging tails here ...  
what is this stuffs??
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Toby .. was very curious about the corn.  
He actually had to "crawl in" to investigate this interesting "stuffs" 
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