When I went grocery shopping, I picked out 4 ears of sweet corn. What I noticed was that, of the 4 people standing around the sweet corn bin, (including me) 3 of those people were husking the corn and putting the husks into the...I don't know what it's called, "husk receptacle"?
Why would they take the protective husk off hours before cooking the corn? The kernels immediately start to dry out, once the husk is removed. Of course, on the farm, we picked it, carried it to the house, husked it and dumped it into the already boiling water. I can't do that now, but I leave the husk on until just before I cook it.
In fact, I have lately left the husk on, lay it in the microwave and cook for 4 minutes. Take it out, slip off the husk and man!!! That ear of corn, even if it is a few days old, is sweet and steamed and delish.
I have another question. Why can't I grow Succulents? I used to have "Hen's and Chick's" in an outside rock garden. They thrived--even though they stayed out there all winter. They came back in the spring, with additional chick's and sent up stems with flowers on the top. I ignored them completely and they loved it.
Three years ago, I spent quite a bit of $$ for Succulents to put in my big coffee cup planter. I had stones in the bottom for good drainage and I didn't water it very often. Before the summer was over, they had all turned to mush and died.
The one below cost $8.00 alone!
Last year I didn't buy any, but a couple of weeks ago, I was at Lowe's and their Succulents were on sale. They look really healthy. I even got special soil for them, a planter with a drain hole and read up on how to grow them before I planted them.
Already, my favorite one that looked like a pin-cushion (front in this photo) is turning mushy!
Dar's 18 year old grand daughter moved out of her mother's home, because she hates her. Her mother moved out of Dar's home, because she hates her. Anyway, so this girl (?) came to visit grandma and I went over to say "Hi", as I haven't seen her in four years.
The one in the middle is Dar's grand daughter. She introduced me to the other two as, "This is my best friend Dakota and my lover Sierra." Okey Dokey.
I can't wait to hear Dar's take on the weekend visit.
My porch pots and planters are doing well. Today, we have had a nice, gentle, rain most of the morning.