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Sunday, June 7, 2009

happy harvest

Recently we plucked our modest and somewhat experimental corn harvest.
Thinking corn a *hungry* crop I had only ever dabbled in it's growing in the past with really not much result....
I just threw this bunch of seedlings into one bed rich with manure a couple of months ago and let it do it's own thing.... with gardening being such a teacher sometimes I find I learn best if I just stand back and watch quietly.....

So we were more than adequately rewarded (and educated) when we were able to enjoy our speckled homegrown treats for a hot lunch on a cold day the other week....

with their many small golden pods of sunshine, bursting sweet juiciness into our mouths and onto our cheeks and noses.


And what to do with all those husks torn off with both satisfaction and excitement at the feast about to unfold?
Make Happy Harvest Dolls of course!


I'm not sure I'm sold on growing corn regularly in my patch yet. It seems a little space stealing and maybe a little time consuming providing only one crop.....I'm a little hooked on my pick as you go and multiple harvest food plants you know.....but I do concede that that yellow sure makes you smile and the dolls are earthy and lovable....and it indeed provides nevertheless, along with everything we nurture with our own hearts and hands, a happy harvest!

14 comments:

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Yum, corn with butter and black pepper, the only bad thing when the kernels get stuck in your teeth :) I'd like to grow more potatoes but like the corn a bit space stealing. The corn dollies are so lovely.
Pip

Anonymous said...

Love the sweet little dollies xx

Stephanie said...

I'm with you on the space thing... which is why I've never tried, either.
Give me raspberries and cucumbers!

I don't know, though... I think those beautiful dolls might very well be worth it by themselves... I'm crazy about them.

Mon said...

I love corn on the corb. But those dollies are super and an added incentive to keep on growing it, lol.

Amber said...

Oh those dollies are so cute. You are so creative...very inspiring.
xxx

Sabrina said...

Your corn looks simply luscious. My tummy is rumbling now. And what gorgeous corn husk dolls. I love the braided effect.

Must hurry out and plant my corn today.

gardenmama said...

I also agree about the space it takes up for just one crop but oh! the beautiful golden yellow in your pictures remind me of how sweet this treasure is! It kind of makes it all the more special that there is only one "try" only one harvesting of these jeweled treats! I love the corn husk dolls, certainly a great reminder of the harvest and as you said, the lessons the garden has to offer us! Beautiful, colorful photos Leanne!

Tammy said...

Oooooh...homegrown corn on the cob. There just isn't anything better. And the cornhusk dolls are lovely. :)

Madeline said...

Yum! Corn is delish, but I've never grown it. It really is such a space stealer and for not much. The dolls are enough to make me want to change my mind though. So cute!!

Anne said...

Your corn look so delicious.

I love your corn husk dolls too...:)

Erin said...

Those dolls are awesome!!!! I truly love this idea.

Molly @ Star Cottage said...

First I have to say, you always have such great photos in your header bar. And gosh I love corn on the cob. And the husk dolls were so pretty, best ones I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing ;)
Blessings, Molly

Lisa said...

What beautiful harvest dolls and yummy food.

Lisa :)

katiecrackernuts said...

Lordy, corn dolls. I haven't seen those for ages. Lovely.