Corn is the Star of This Edition
Minnesota has a lot of corn. Maybe not as much as Illinois or Iowa, or even California, but it does have a lot. Today, along with my corn-themed Before & After pictures, I’m going to show and tell all kinds of great things about corn. I’m kind of an amateur corn scientist in that I can easily identify it when I ride past it. Plus, I can shuck it, cook it in a variety of ways, and eat it like an expert. Get ready to be amazed.
Corn is a most impressive crop. Vast, sturdy, hardy, provider of syrup for the best tasting processed foods in the world, etc. It thrives on heat and humidity. I’ve seen a million cornstalks flattened by incredible storm driven winds and rain and hail, only to rise up again a few days later. Have you ever seen the inside of a cornfield and how the stalks can grow a mere 6-8 inches apart. Let’s see those mighty view-blockers in Sequoia National Park do that.
The only other thing I have to add about corn is that popcorn is a different species of corn than sweet corn or field corn. Popcorn is a great snack and it helps keep you regular.
When I was almost back to MY Town, I saw one of those flashing speed signs. I’ve never carried a bike computer or even a speedometer on my bike, but once in a while I like to see how fast I’m going. I let all the cars behind me go by and then picked up the pace. I truly believe that if I had another 30 yards, I could have done better than this:
That’s all for today. I’m on the home stretch now and I think I’m going to make it to the end of June.