We rested today after going to the hair salon. We had a great lunch at home followed by corn on the cob (fresh from our garden) for dessert. There is nothing better than grabbing the corn, shucking it on the spot, wrapping it in wax paper, and microwaving it for two minutes… Instant meal!
Did You Know? In the 1930s, before the machines were available, a farmer could harvest an average of 100 bushels of corn by hand in a nine-hour day. Today’s combines can harvest 900 bushels of corn per hour—or 100 bushels of corn in under 7 minutes!
• An average ear of corn has 800 kernels, arranged in 16 rows.
• There is one piece of silk for each kernel.
• A bushel of corn contains about 27,000 kernels.
• Each tassel on a corn plant releases as many as 5 million grains of pollen.
• Corn is an ingredient in more than 3,500 grocery products.
• One bushel of corn can make 33 pounds of sweetener, 32 pounds of starch, or 2 1/2 gallons of ethanol fuel.
• Corn is the 3rd most important food crop of the world measured by production volume, behind wheat and rice. In terms of acreage planted, it is second only to wheat.
Later on we went to Old Ranch to visit friends and then off to Garden Grove Elks to dance.