As mentioned in previous posts, we're estimating that we've lost between 60 and 70% of our 2016 sweet corn crop. Not only have the days with corn on the table been few and far between, our family is seriously behind in our corn quota! We usually eat corn twice a day (at least) throughout the season since we live by Grandma Bernadette's philosophy of you don't sell anything you haven't eaten yourself! We can count on one hand how many times we've only managed sweet corn on our own dinner plates. (Must admit we did have a delicious yellow for breakfast though yesterday!)
Today our daughter Maggie turns 15 and that has us reminiscing about the dry summer of 2001. Our corn sales were cut short that year between a mixture of dry weather and the arrival of beautiful 2nd daughter! Reflecting helps to remind us that there are good years and there are bad years. 2016 definitely falls into the bad category in terms of sweet corn productivity; family wise, this year and many others fall into the good category.
Maggie with big sister Claire - August 2001
From the looks of a sweaty Claire, the weather in summer of 2001 was hot too!
We thought we should share this picture of Maggie's 1st birthday dinner. As a true Doris and corn lover, we couldn't get her to put her cob of corn down for pictures or birthday cake! Poor Maggie didn't have corn for dinner tonight either. For anyone who's met Maggie at the stand this year, it is really incredible how quickly our kids grow up isn't it!
We're hoping to mange being back in the corn business either Friday or Saturday (it is, after all, a day-to-day business). Stay tuned and watch for our signs. And thanks again for your patience and love for locally grown food!