Monday, 20 February 2012
I've got corn in my backyard and I can't help singing the ridiculous line from the musical Oklahoma about how the corn was "as high as the elephant's eye". The boys think it's funny.
This is such a magical crop for the kids to experience. They helped sow the seeds, and watched the young seedlings grow. They watched how mummy fed them "chicken poo", and how they grew and grew and grew (as high as the elephant's eye!). Then the fruits appear, husks and silks and all. We pulled one out, though not quite ready for harvesting. I wasn't sure how we were going to eat it, this was our first time growing corn. When will it be ready? Lucas and Lily shared the corn, they devoured it, right there and then no cooking required. And then shouted more, more, more!
I had a little taste.... it was unbelievably sweet. I think we might be getting a bumper crop this year!