Celebrating Corn! at Land Between the Lakes
Celebrating Corn! –10am-4pm
Knee high by 4th of July!
This was a measure many farmers used to judge corn growth. This versatile grain fed people and farm animals. Made into cakes, puddings, and hominy, corn is ground, soaked in lye, or boiled into syrup. Cobs, shucks, and stalks also have a use on the farm. Corn was a cash crop for Tennessee yeoman farmers. Discover how this grain was used and count how many uses corn had in 1850.
10am-12pm – Cooking with Corn
We all have eaten sweet “green” corn on the cob. In the 1850s, corn was baked, fried, and boiled. Follow delicious smells to Double Pen kitchen as the farm women prepare their favorite corn recipe from The Homeplace History and Receipt Book.
11am-12pm – Cornfield, Shock, and Shell
In the 1800s, corn was one of the most important crops you could grow. Come out today, and help us make some corn shocks in the field, and maybe turn the handle on the corn sheller and see how much our hogs like to eat it!
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