In the past, I’ve always tried to keep the kids out of the garden, as they always seemed to step on my most prized plants. This year, I’ve taken on a new mindset: Kids should have fun in the garden, so when it was time to pick some corn, I knew just who to ask for help. They in turn decided that corn could not be picked with out some puppy power, and if you look close in these photos, you can see them.
Since the corn field has giant chunks of corn knocked over, the kids have been treating the area as a playground. I’m hoping to teach the kids about healthy food, not by putting it on their plate, but instead by growing it all around them. They can select what is appealing to them, and I know they will eat well. I should note, the kids shown are my nieces and nephews.
Above is the Little Gardener. I had a hard time getting pictures of him because he loved treating the corn as a huge maze. When I finally tracked him down, he was smiling as usual.
After harvesting a garbage bag full of this wondrous food, I took it to my Mother’s home for her to freeze it. I though it was neat how the Blue Dent corn mixed with the corn next to it, which has me believe that the pollen for each kernel must be different, as there are three color’s shown.