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Harvested the mountain corn today and rolled the area nest i be replanting some sweet corn there and fertilizing it with the rabbit manure and maybe plant some pumpkin there or somewhere else have decided yet.
The Painted Mtn. corn? That seems super fast! Did you let it dry on the stalk?
 

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.no I am hanging it lol we were having issues with some critters getting to the stalks and knocking them down so i went ahead and harvested and will let them hang dry. The kids helped some. We also had some rain that started making several go moldy 😑 so that's wasn't cool that and alot didn't get pollinated correctly.
 

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That's a good idea, and decorative too! 😄
I don't have humidity or summer rain to deal with, so am usually able to just leave it standing. I get incompletely pollinated ears too, but even though they aren't as pretty as a full ear, they still make good cornmeal.
Looks like you got some green kernels in your ears. I don't think I've had that color range. Yours was a cross of Bay's corn and mine, so many more variables.
 

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Heat vs Becky heat wins. I am inside with a head ache hopeful it will go away. There so much to do both inside and outside i fine it hard to rest trying to cool off. Might jump in shower to cool off. I have decide all chickens will be getting wings trimmed and the coop need to either be repaired or replaced and I might start working on that this week. I need to get a chick pen ready have eggs to hatch July 4th and need to make sure i have a new piglet escape proof housing and fencing ready before Sally gives birth. I need to empty off the trailer that has dirt on it. I need finish weeding the garden area and start composting in that area to get ready for fall planting. I need to fix the rabbit house and make new hutches. The list goes on. Also need to do inside regular cleaning and deep cleaning, home school and and also work on making next year's school for dd1,ds1, and ds2 and look for loads for dh. Life is never slow.
 

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Heat vs Becky heat wins. I am inside with a head ache hopeful it will go away. There so much to do both inside and outside i fine it hard to rest trying to cool off. Might jump in shower to cool off. I have decide all chickens will be getting wings trimmed and the coop need to either be repaired or replaced and I might start working on that this week. I need to get a chick pen ready have eggs to hatch July 4th and need to make sure i have a new piglet escape proof housing and fencing ready before Sally gives birth. I need to empty off the trailer that has dirt on it. I need finish weeding the garden area and start composting in that area to get ready for fall planting. I need to fix the rabbit house and make new hutches. The list goes on. Also need to do inside regular cleaning and deep cleaning, home school and and also work on making next year's school for dd1,ds1, and ds2 and look for loads for dh. Life is never slow.
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I planted Kentucky wonder beans this year to can. So I saw the first little beans yesterday and the durned things have a curl in them. I wanted STRAIGHT beans. I was thinking of cutting them to length and packing in a wide mouth jar. My DD and DSIL are rather picky over food and I thought maybe I could can them in whole pieces, but not if the bottom end curls up like a shepherd's crook. Bummer. But I like the Frenched idea and DD likes them like that. Thanks for the idea @farmerjan I looked it up and I may get one of those gadgets.
 

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That's interesting about the Kentucky's that i won't be ordering those lol my kids are pick so that won't work here.
 

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DH is off to Dallus area today. Will be running to the bank for him and hopefully getting flea medicine from the vet for the dog and cats. Also still need to move more dirt today, okay there alot i still need to get done. I need to get moving. It's also been taking this morning and suppose to on and off today. Yay the garden will love it. I did get to plant the corn garden again this time with golden Batman corn we see how it does. Hopefully it will take it was a little late to get planted but that's is what it is. I also need to order a later corn and a few other seeds. Lots to get done. Anyways i am going to go get ready and get moving.
 
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Beautiful kids :love

That's interesting about the Kentucky's that i won't be ordering those lol my kids are pick so that won't work here.
Because the beans curl at the end? Time to let those kids starve!
(though I'd bet my kidults are at least as picky as your little ones if no more so and I didn't let them starve. I'm a hypocrite).

Do you use a speech to text app? You get some pretty weird "autocorrects".
 
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