Thursday, October 8, 2009

It's pretty

Don't ya think?
Heirloom variety
Bloody Butcher corn
I'm drying it to grind for cornmeal. It should be fun to have pink cornbread this winter. Some wasn't as mature as I would have liked and the second (and sometimes third!) ears didn't pollinate as well but it's still gorgeous! It's kind of funny- I grew up on a farm where we planted hundreds of acres of corn but this summer was the first time I ever planted any of my own. Daddy definitely never grew corn like this!


  1. What do you use to grind the corn? Hand crank food mill?

  2. So pretty!! wow! nice and bright! I would think growing colored corn would be more exciting that growing reg. corn. Think of all the varities and colors you'd get! lol pink cornbread would be great for Christmas and Valentines Day!!...debbie

  3. Aren't they lovely! I'm rather pleased. As for grinding them- I would love a hand crank grinder of my own, I'll have to see if I can find one for a reasonable amount. But, I'll probably take it down to my parents and see if my dad will fire up their grinder. It has been in the family for forever (I think probably about 100 years!) They have used it to grind our cornmeal for longer than I can remember. It can be hand cranked but my dad rigged it up to a motor with a belt because he said it was too much work the other way. I know I'm not going to get enough corn meal from this to last us for the year so I'll have to see if I can sponge some regular yellow meal from my parents.

  4. I wonder what the elevator would say if you showed up with a wagon full of red corn?

    I agree with your dad, hand cranking a corn grinder is a lot of work. Fortunately, you can buy small electric models these days for under $200.


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