I just love Ardenwood Farm. (I’ve posted about the farm before, and also posted about the Victorian-style Patterson House, too.) This past weekend, they held a Fall Festival, full of cider pressing, corn shucking, and live music. Of course we had to go! I’ve never shucked corn, although I was certain it was in my blood since my family is from the midwest. (Never mind that none of them had ever picked corn.) Long story short, corn picking is HARD WORK! Even just plucking a cob of corn off the stalk is really hard! I have a whole new appreciation for corn picking. And I loved Ardenwood’s policy — pick however much corn you want; you keep half (for free!) and give the other half back to the farm to feed their animals.
Also, how absolutely gorgeous is Indian corn? Stunning. Too pretty to eat.