corn harvest 2018After we harvest what corn we want for the house — mostly for fresh eating, some for freezing or canning — the rest of the corn is food for hogs.  We can’t let it dry for long storage — the deer, raccoons, and especially the birds will get it long before that — but we wait as long as we can to let the ears mature, and then when we see signs that the birds think it’s ready we go out with machetes and cut it, stalk and all.  Hauled home and stacked in the barn, it goes a long way toward the hogs grocery list for most of the fall.  And since it’s stacked in the barn, the chickens get their share, too.corn harvest 2 2018