When Life Sends You Showers, Dance in the Puddles

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mice in the Corn Field

My whimsical son decided to plant some corn in our small Southern California apartment patio garden. Four baby stalks of corn went into a 30 inch by 12 inch container and the rest is now history. Last week we feasted on the best corn on the cob I've had since my country years in the mid-west and the best he's ever had. I taught him the trick - put the pot on to boil, throw in a pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar - when it comes to a boil, run out, pick the ears, shuck 'em, and throw 'em in the pot. HEAVEN ON EARTH! Don't laugh. We got two wonderful fresh corn feasts from our corn field., slathered in butter, dripping with goodness. Oh, what fun. I wish I could share the goodness with everyone.

In honor of his success, I made this card for him, in hopes that it would encourage him to repeat this inspiration next summer.


  1. So cute. are the flowers vellum? How old is your son. Mine are 17 and 13.

  2. Very cute card. And the corn looks pretty good too.

  3. Cheerful and happy card and those flowers are cute!!

  4. What a wonderful story and a great card to go with it.

  5. A great story and a great card. What memories your are helping your son to build. I, too, remember having the boys in our youth group run to the field to pick the corn while we girls got the water boiling and ready. Best corn I ever had...after a hot afternoon swimming in the farm pond of one of our youth leaders. Thanks for the memory. Shirley