We brought some of the hot pepper plants inside to finish growing (and, hopefully, overwinter) — the first indoor harvest was a dozen “lemon drop” hot peppers.
We let a number of corn cobs dry in the field to harvest seeds for next year. The kernels pop off the cob easily when they are dry enough. If it’s even a little hard to remove, I just let the cob sit for another few days and tried again. We’ve got lots of super sweet corn ready to plant next year.
To make our creamed corn, we roasted the corn over our maple evaporator / grill
Roasty and toasty corn — plus some roasted jalapenos
After cutting the corn from the cobs, we have a huge bowl of kernels
We picked the rest of our sweet corn today — these weren’t the best (or most fully pollinated) cobs like we picked to blanch and freeze. These were all the rest, which we will use to make creamed corn tomorrow. We got two big steamer trays overflowing with corn. Enough that Anya and I called Scott for a ride up to the house after we harvested it. We walked about twenty feet with our two duffel bags stuffed with corn and said “break!”.
We’ve been picking corn and cooking it fresh from the plants — today, we grilled some. Very tasty, but it dries out if you cook it too long.
The hazelnut that I’ve been photographing all summer is almost ripe:
We’ve found 44 hazelnuts so far — they’re sitting out to dry. There were two really green nuts that fell — I kept those too, just to see if they’d finish ripening inside. So far, they’re browning up surprisingly well
And all of the hazelnut bushes are getting ready for next year — hopefully we’ll get loads of nuts!
Anya and I harvested a lot of corn today — 54 cobs are in the freezer, and a few didn’t make it up the hill!
Packaged up and ready for the freezer:
We found fourteen hazelnuts around the bushes today — and still some on the plants. There were more hazelnuts hiding under leaves than we thought.
Today, we harvested some tomatoes; Anya made a “tomato bowl” with the larger tomatoes to hold the smaller tomatoes
Plus corn and pumpkins!