These photos were taken on June 14th at 12:40 PM.
The location was at the small farm which is adjacent to the Farmer's Market which it supports.
The "Take It!" came after watching a set of new crops get their start and continue to flourish with the mix of sunshine and rain we have been fortunate enough to enjoy in this past
There is just something about a cornfield that attracts me. It may have to do with my long held enjoyment from eating corn on the cob. Roasting freshly picked corn on the cob - and keeping
it in the husk while it over the heat source is part of what makes it the best part of a meal. Through years of experimentation - I was finally able to put together a method which allows me to
cut the ends off an ear - then slit the side of the husk to be able to peal it back to reveal the silk which is then picked off and the husk then wrapped back around the husk. Once this has
been done - a few of the husk leaves are detached to cover the cut in the husk and the once again contained in the husk ear of corn is kept together with a short piece of bailing wire which has
been twisted around the outside of the husk. The corn is then soaked in water for a few hours before putting it on the grill. I always cover mine with wet burlap which has been used for feed bags
( not industrial rolls of it which usually have a petroleum coating which ruins the flavor ) It usually takes three turns of the ears to have them cooked to perfection. When the turns are made- a
newly soaked burlap back is put back over the ears to keep them moist and help with the steaming/roasting process. When the husk is a light brown - the corn is finished. To remove the husk - one
holds the ear in hand using a big mitt - and the ear can be pushed out the larger end of the tied husk. If there is resistance in the push - one can cut the bailing wire to loosen up the
outer husk to facilitate the push and capture of the ready to eat corn on the cob. Using corn picks in the cut ends is an easy add on - with the finishing touch being a brushing onto the ear -
some freshly melted butter.
The above has been a center piece for many a holiday gathering I have hosted in the past (and is a favorite).
Here is hoping your summer is one spent enjoying the company of others with lots of time being spent savoring the outdoors.
Wishing you my best,
PS: The title for this photo/story is based upon the need for the continued good weather to happen to bring this set of crops to an ideal harvest. Rest assured - I will be making numerous
purchases of the corn when it shows as being for sale in the roadside stand.