So Far So Good


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 month.  


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.

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Comments: 7
  • #1

    Sally (Monday, 28 June 2021 16:13)

    This is absolutely beautiful. I really miss driving around the countryside.

  • #2

    Jim (Monday, 28 June 2021 16:13)

    You could get lost in that corn field.

  • #3

    SF1967 (Monday, 28 June 2021 16:14)

    Man, this had the effect of a good food advertisement for me. I am craving some corn on the cob right now.

  • #4

    GpaJake (Monday, 28 June 2021 16:17)

    We have a corn vendor that walks around our town. He sells hot and fresh corn on the cob and he puts any combination of parmesan cheese, garlic powder, butter, mayo, chili powder, or hot sauce on the cob. I am partial to butter, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese on mine, and it is fantastic.

  • #5

    xXRodriguezXx (Monday, 28 June 2021 16:18)

    What a serene and calming view.

  • #6

    Gabe (Monday, 28 June 2021 16:19)

    Anyone else notice the small fly or gnat flying through the first photo? I wondered what that black dot was so I zoomed in and its a small flying bug. Great accidental catch!

  • #7

    Bruce (Thursday, 08 July 2021 11:46)

    Thanks to everyone for your insightful comments and the sharing of experiences.

    Gabe - The fly in the sky observation took me away - lol

    GpaJake - Please ask your neighborhood vendor to stop by my house every night through the summer season. I think your choice of toppings for the corn on the cob that he sells is the perfect combination.

    Best wishes to everyone,