I'm heading to my mom & dad's house this morning to help my mom do their corn. A.k.a - husk, blanch, cut, & freeze. My parent's still keep a fairly large garden & usually put in enough corn to share with family.
We keep a garden too. But, at this point I'm so busy with the boys that most of the food we grow is for consuming. Not too much is preserved. I do can tomatoes, and some pear jelly. Plus, we grow enough potatoes to store & use throughout the winter.
My family has done corn every year since I can remember. My grandparents used to grow so much corn that we would have a large tractor wagonload that we would do at one time. It was a family event. The men would help pick & husk and then the women would do the rest.
It's on a smaller scale now. But, it's still a family event. Today will probably be my mom, grandmother, and I. I'm not sure but one of my aunts may be there as well.
It's also a great tradition & memory that I want to pass on to my boys.
Ok. - I'm off.