It's been a whirlwind for me ever since last Thursday. I've pretty much been going constantly...literally. I went from one thing to the next, only stopping to grab some sleep in between. Now I'm done, and have some time to process. Since I'm an 'outward' processor, I think I'll probably have several posts forthcoming over the next few days.
By way of update all the way from a week ago... The corn freezing couldn't have gone any better. We had all the kids (well, except Eva, who is only 2 months old) help with the husking (that would be 7 kids ages 2-11); then we put the 5 younger ones down for naps, and they all went right to sleep, and didn't wake until we were all done! For anyone who is unfamiliar with the process, after husking we cooked all the corn, cut it off the cobs, and spooned it into freezer bags. It's a very messy process, but, in my opinion, worth it. We ended up with about 20 quart bags. Won't be enough for a whole year, but it will take us through a good portion of it. And I LOVE home-frozen corn so much better than corn you buy already frozen at the grocery store. It tastes just like fresh corn-on-the-cob. Mmmm... I haven't frozen corn at all the past few years, so it will be special again to have that taste, say, about November. Now I look forward to doing applesauce in the fall. Hopefully by then my sister will be all moved in to her newly-built house (that they've waited 8 years for...YEAH!!) and we can do all the fun, messy stuff in her SPACIOUS kitchen!