Last Sunday, we gathered at our friends' farm for an impromptu feast. It turned out to be a celebration of a visit from their daughter, bringing sweet memories of when all our children were young and present at our visits. It was the birthday of another dear friend. Of course, whenever we get together, it is a special time.
I meant to take lots of photos. The corn is now as high as an elephant's eye. The sky above was a clear and brilliant blue. The soybeans undulated in a gentle breeze. I was so busy enjoying the scene that I forgot all about photos.
Most of the corn is hauled off for other uses but a small area is planted with sweet corn for the family, friends, deer and raccoons. Sometimes, the latter get the best!! What is better than freshly picked corn brought directly to the table?
It is corn planted, picked and prepared by the farmer himself!! I failed to ask for the recipe but I believe it was just picked, shucked, cut from the cob and sauteed in a little butter, salt and pepper. It was delicious!
I was too busy enjoying the food to photograph the barbecued beef, pork and chicken with sides of potato salad and a tasty watermelon. I did manage to photograph the birthday cake before the celebrant blew out the candles and we all had a piece.
It was a very good day.