Thursday, August 23, 2007

And the Raccoons Won...

We planted our corn in two waves. 8 rows in the first planting and then another 6 rows about a month later. The reason for this is that last year I did not have enough time to freeze all the corn before it went bad. We had those nasty little corn worms eating away at the juicy kernals. One weekend we picked everything we saw with the intention of freezing all of it over then next couple of days. Well the basket of corn was accidentally left in the sun so by the next evening almost all of it was history.

So 2 waves of corn should be better. The first crop came in and we had corn for dinner a few nights. After fixing dinner, I would blanch 5-10 ears and then freeze them. However we did not count on the raccoons. Within a couple of nights they had wiped the stalks clean. Not a single cob of corn was left.

The second batch is just coming in and between the raccoons and the worms, we may be able to salvage 2 or 3 servings of corn off the cob. We will be picking ANYTHING that is left this evening. We borrowed a live trap however I think it is too late now.

Here I was worried about having too much corn and now I'm stuck with too little.

P.S. Anyone want a nice cute furry little raccoon, or twelve?

P.P.S. How about some worthless dogs who are too lazy to run off the raccoons?

P.P.P.S. Actually we may have to keep Hank since he did go up against one raccoon 2 weeks ago and won. (Thank goodness I was at work when it happened.)

P.P.P.P.S. I'd offer you some corn, but you know....How about some salsa instead?