Friday, September 16, 2011

Corn and the unhappy iguana

Picked my first two ears of corn a few days ago and realized growing corn really does work. Also learned that the earth/dirt has to be better than most of my yard. Not sure if some areas have too many rocks, sand or maybe construction debris. Anyway the next crop will be better planned.

Asked my neighbor when they were ready to pick and he said now before they become 'cow food'. Not sure he is familiar with northern sweet corn which I think has a longer season and still be tender and sweet.

These were pretty small but very tasty and bugs had munched on the tops a bit so glad I didn't wait much longer. Decided to ad them to a tuna fish mix for sandwiches.

This guy has a habit of falling out of the palapa roof where I live. Today with a large thud ... and then the head-bobbing meaning he is mad.  I think he was unhappy enough to stand his ground while I took the foto


Steve Cotton said...

Hmmm. Corn with tuna. Seems like a waste of good corn to me. But that is just me.

sparks_mex said...

When I get a cart load or corn I'll think about more options. Munching one fresh ear and the tuna mix was fine with me

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your corn, and thanks for sharing the Charles Bowden video. Because I was born and raised in Indiana before settling in Boston, I miss good corn. And I'm also missing Mexico because of the insane drug war that Bowden so rightly denounces. In 2007, after 30 years of good experiences in Mexico, I got caught in the crossfire when a dirty narco/cop in Nayarit threatened me with prison if I didn't pay him to refrain from framing me on drug charges. Nevertheless, I'd like to return, and I was wondering if you might be willing to give me some information and advice about your area. I'm a seasoned writer and aspiring artist looking for a modest home and an engaging community. Is there a more direct way we might occasionally be in touch? If not, that's fine. All the best, Anne Marie.

sparks_mex said...

Difficult to communicate with Anonymous but I post on many Mexico message boards as sparks or sparksmex

Good luck on getting back to Mexico

The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.

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