I think we finally finished up the corn today.
Alma’s friend, Peggy, made some corn available to us, and we put our hands to the husks, and never looked back!
Roxie, Edie, Elmer and Sarah get busy on what seemed like a really little pile of corn.
The other end; Sarah, Christina, Friend Emma
This is what we call the “Cow” and it is a new edition. I was trying to get the original edition down from the rafters, and suddenly it came bouncing down and broke into irreparable pieces. Certain Man never said a murmuring word, but got busy and made us a new one, and this is a greatly improved edition.
Here we gather to solve all the world’s problems.
(Almost get it done, too.)
Then Elmer brings the tractor and loader up so we have somewhere to throw the cobs.
Roxie and Sarah begin the big job of cutting off kernels.
Alma lends her able hands
This is pretty much the bravest one of us all.
With feet that almost never stop hurting, she still came to help.
I suspect she’s paying dearly for it tonight!
What would we ever do without her???
She urges us on to a strong finish.
There’s lots to drink. Tea. And tea. And Tea.
There’s a hornet buzzing around here. Someone needs to get him!
Emma tries her hand at a new experience and finds out that she really isn’t too bad at it!
Roxie is a helpful and pleasant addition to our corn days.
Sarah is the one who “LOVES” to do corn. She is our corny professional.
We really do laugh a lot!
This crew specializes in finding something to entertain each other through the long, hot hours.
The long, long line of cutting and packaging.
Of course we had help from another sector!
Charis “washes” her ear of corn before eating it raw.
“If I pour often enough, maybe I can empty one of these muck buckets!”
“Wait a minute. That’s corn in there. I really, really, really like corn.”
“I believe I’ll go fishing!”
“Aha! I caught a big one!”
“I found a spot to eat my corn where no one will bother me!”
“This is just the best lunch ever! It’s so yummy!”
“Mommy, can’t you see I’m busy here?!?!?”
“Maybe I’ll just take my ear of corn and go someplace else!”
The day went so well, and we had about 450 ears of corn (some of which we divvied up for eating fresh) and we got over sixty packages of corn (of various sizes) So, so pleased! And hopefully that is it for this year. I am just about husked/corned/kernel-ed out. It has been a long week and half since we started, and I really don’t know how much we’ve done all together, but it is ENOUGH, ALREADY!!!
The little one cleaned up pretty well for prayer meeting tonight!
CM and CMW at prayer meeting tonight.
Yepper, that’s two tired people!
But prayer meeting has a way of filling up the cracks and crannies of hearts that are heavy,
and provides the oil of joy for mourning
and gives a reminder of how good we really do have it,
so it was worth every minute.
Tonight, Youngest Daughter is ill with a very nasty summer cold, and I am not sure just what to do to help her.
I think a good night’s rest is probably the best thing for what ails her.
I know it’s the best for what ails me, so that is where I’m heading my own weary self!
Good night, all-
May the Grace and Mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ rest and abide with each one!