Really . . homemade grits! Remember my Glass Gem Corn I’ve been growing and having so much fun with . .
The corn is finally dry enough to break off the cobb. It really loses some of the bright and vivid color once it’s dry so I took some of the more ordinary looking cobbs and we skinned a few kernels off . .
About 3/4 cup of kernels made 1 cup of ground grits. The VitaMix was great for the grinding. I wasn’t sure if I should use the wheat grinder or if the VitaMix would work. Since the VitaMix was already out from having made tomato powder, I used it and it was perfect.
Grits made from the corn we grew. How amazing is that? I guess my grandparents wouldn’t think it was nearly as amazing as I find it to be but still . . they were great. I asked Vince “On a scale of 1 – 10, what do you think?” and he said “15”. That does it. I think I can get a crop of corn in this fall if I plant it right away so tonight . . I’ll be planting two rows of corn in this spot that Vince tilled up for me this morning.
We are so lucky to have such good dirt here. There are few places in this area with this kind of dirt. We are so blessed to have found this place. Sometimes when the bugs and the heat are about to drive me nuts and I start thinking about other places we might want to live, I look around . . and see that we have no close neighbors, the amount of land we wanted, a perfect sewing room, good water wells, we’re close enough to town . . and then I wonder where else we could go and have as many things that make us happy.