As you probably remember, Dad spent much of the summer tending his vegetable gardens with the love and care usually reserved for offspring.
Because of all his hard work, we’ve enjoyed home-grown cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, beets, and a melon. Ok, we didn’t actually enjoy the melon; it was pretty awful. But the rest of the produce was great.
Last week we celebrated Harvest the Corn Day. Yep, we grew corn (and by “we” I mean Dad did all the work and I occasionally glanced out the window to see that, yes indeed, there were cornstalks in the middle of the backyard). And yes, we know it’s October, but getting seeds in the ground early is generally not part of Dad’s farming protocol.
The Puppy carefully supervised the shucking and cooking of the corn, waiting (im)patiently for some to drop on the floor.
The corn was excellent. By far the best Dad has ever grown.