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Old 08-10-2012, 10:12 PM   #261
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Thanks for reminding me--I have six okra in the fridge that I need to blanch.
Roast em!
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:14 PM   #262
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Holy cow! Beautiful......!
Those were from Monday. Yesterday's baskets had even more stuff...the corn is just about ready (round 1--we plant 3 different varieties) to start freezing. I was thinking of counting how many stalks are in each row...I'm guessing there are around 100 since we plant approx. 8-12 inches apart...the rows are 100 ft, there are 6 rows. Almost every other stalk has 2 ears...so, we might have over 600 ears of corn...that is a LOT of corn to pick and process.
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WOW, that is a lot of corn
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:17 AM   #264
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WOW, that is a lot of corn
A bit more than we planned. I think the Girls are going to be enjoying some sweet corn between now and the first frost. They LOVE sweet corn!
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A bit more than we planned. I think the Girls are going to be enjoying some sweet corn between now and the first frost. They LOVE sweet corn!
Can you grid it up for them? At least it will help cut down on your feed bill.
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Roast em!
+1 How long? I'm thinking "toaster oven" to get the job done. Can I toss them in the freezer after they cool? I'm guessing yes.
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Can you grid it up for them? At least it will help cut down on your feed bill.
We chop the cobs into quarters and they run around with a chunk of it playing keep-away from each other (or maybe it is a very complex chicken olympic sport for which they are practicing), but we might end up drying it for them and then grinding it....or crushing it. We'll see. I am somewhat
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CW, I read once that the pioneers would shuck the kernels on the cob and let it dry for feed for the animals. For home use, they left the corn on the cob until it dried and then rehydrated it for eating. It is one of those stupid facts that clutter up your brain and you think you will never need it. I am guessing that the dried corn kept better.
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That's what we did last year--shucked it and dried it for the girls (although we didn't have much--they really like the sweet corn as a treat). Don't forget, we have sunflowers planted for them. I'll be tieing nets over those to catch the seeds--or maybe I'll just toss a flower head down and let them have a free-for-all.
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That's what we did last year--shucked it and dried it for the girls (although we didn't have much--they really like the sweet corn as a treat). Don't forget, we have sunflowers planted for them. I'll be tieing nets over those to catch the seeds--or maybe I'll just toss a flower head down and let them have a free-for-all.
Go slow with the sunflower seeds. They are loaded with oil and you will have a lot of liquid poo all over the place. I had a parrot once and sunflower seeds were a treat for that reason. I used to fill up the feeder. What a mistake that was. I am a quick learner.
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