Friday, December 27, 2013


Corn, one of his favourite veggies, is currently growing stunningly in our garden, so he's eating a lot of it!  If he sees an uncooked cob in the kitchen, he'll grab it and happily eat it, just like a cooked one, and will not be told that it's not ready. Also, the picture shows that he is not at all methodical in his approach to eating around a cob!

I started reading Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma" for the first time in a few years. He traces meals back to their sources. I'm 15% through it, and so far it's ALL about corn! This makes sense as you begin to realise that more than a quarter of the items for sale in a grocery store contain corn.

The crop we've been growing is just beautiful! I don't think we've ever grown something that gets more comments and admiration from visitors than our corn crop! B has been experimenting with when to pick and eat them, and has also discovered that each cob houses one fat resident grub, who has only nibbled at the very top! The grub goes to the chickens (I think they befriend them...) and the cob comes into the kitchen. The bit that's most exciting, I think, is that B planted beans around the corn, so that they can (and do) climb up! You can see (in the picture) the crop's first purple beans growing rapidly longer!