Thursday, September 18, 2014

Indian Corn

I like to grow corn.
Living in an urban area, my yard gets some looks once the corn is taller than the fence.
But I love to watch it grow and the way the stalks rustle in the breeze.

My little urban garden in early August.
The corn reaching the gutters on the garage.

Enough of a garden to make me happy :)

Only one week later!
While we were gone the corn had tasseled and the ears had formed.
(And the sunflowers grew so tall and developed their flowers.)

This past weekend I decided it was time to pick some corn.
This year I managed to beat the squirrels to six ears of Indian corn so far!

I love to pull the husks back and to discover the colors on each ear ~
it's like a gift! 

They are drying inside right now and as they dry the colors become brighter and more intense.
I'll share when they are all set :)

I hope that you are enjoying the delights of early autumn harvest!

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."
~Philippians 2:3-4

Blessings, Patti


annie said...

that's a wonderful garden!
I love Indian corn!
your stitching is always just fantastic!

cucki said...

So sweet stitching..
Beautiful garden.
Hugs xx

Kathy F said...

How cool....making your own Indian corn!! I remember being sooooo fascinated by Indian coen as a child. Glad you beat the squirrels!!

Jimmie said...

Oh, WOW! Nest year I think I'll try my hand at Indian Corn. Thanks so much for this post.

Diane in North Carolina

Prims By The Water said...

Wonderful Indian corn. Love your stitchery too! Janice

Primitive Stars said...

Love the stitchery, so sweet. Tall corn too, love to decorate with it.Blessings Francine.

Marilyn said...

What a nice little garden.
Love Indian Corn!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love when you post; everything is always so pretty here.