Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Freezing Corn

My Mom, Ruby will be 94 in December. She is
amazing! Yesterday she helped me freeze corn.
She cleaned all of it and scraped it after I cut it
off the cob. What a huge help to me.

It is amazing how the roles have changed over the
years. I used to clean and scrape it and she cut it
off. But, as we both grew older I have taken on her
jobs and she mine. Life is good!

Corn is a hard job, but is delicious in the winter months.
We froze 21 quarts yesterday. This is about 1/3 of what
we do each year, so another couple of days of hard work will
complete this years corn project. We also make
a wonderful corn relish, but that will be another

Needless to say, I didn't get a card made
yesterday, but made memories with Mom!


Cheryl said...

I used to do the same thing with my mother in law. What wonderful times we had canning and freezing the garden produce together. I sure do miss her. I know you are enjoying these special moments.

Susie said...

I love having home-frozen corn in the winter. It is work to freeze it but soooo worth it. Your Mom is beautiful. My Mom was 94 in April. She has Alzheimer's and it's been quite sad to see the deterioration of her life. I have many great memories of her, though. You are blessed that you can still do these things with your Mom.

Barbara Schram said...

Thank you for sharing this pic of your Mom...you spoke about her at the UP gathering! What treasured times!

Debbie Olson said...

Joan, this brings back waves of memories! My grandmother's name was Ruby, and I remember putting up corn with her and my mom many times. I was the cleaner and shucker, as well as the pot-stirrer to keep it from scorching. Grandmother could cut three layers of corn off, ever so lightly, and get none of the cob in there. I'd get one of two deeper cuts--never did master her touch!

Anonymous said...

Joan, I just found your blog. Amazing! I love the cement leaves - just gorgeous! And I grew up canning everything! It was something my Grandmother, mom & I would do together. As a kid I would grumble, but truth be known they were some of my favorite times. Although I still do hate snipping green beans ha-ha. Well I'll be back often. TFS! Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmm I can almost smell how sweet that corn is.
This is my first visit to your blog. I was at Sharon Johnson's blog and she had a link to yours. Im so glad she did because you are now on my MUST READ blogs daily!
Thanks for sharing all your time and talents.