Tips from Unusual Places
Facebook is not a place that I would normally turn to for tips, but lately it has had some interesting/fun tips. Here is one I saw this morning.
11 ways to use corn husks
11 Practical Ways to Use Corn Husks (ruralsprout.com) I have made beautiful corn wreaths but in a different fashion. I have also made dolls and flowers. I did not think about burning them. I bet it would good kindling to start a fire.
Ways with corn
I am getting old corn. Some is still useable but I am not much of a corn fan to begin with. But the chickens are in heaven and I am saving the husks for crafting. So far i have plans for corn husk wreaths, corn husk dolls (so much fun to make) and corn husk flower. I have torn the dried husks in to strips before and weaved…
Ways to use corn husks (and cobs)
I think that the corn cob broth is an interesting idea.
Corn borers/corn earworms
Here is the treatment that I've used successfully in the past (the mineral oil only), and what we will apply starting today. There are other interesting exhibits on this site, so it is worth checking out.
Sour Corn... have you tried it?
I was talking with a guy who was selling fresh sweet corn today, about ways to preserve corn. He had never heard of "sour corn", but the old mountain folks used to make it when I was a kid, and it is MIGHTY good! Basically, you take fresh corn, cut the kernels off the cob and ferment it like sauerkraut. It is sweet, sour,…