Ever since I announced my brand new Homestead Hack feature last week, the ideas have been pouring in! I’ve had a blast looking through all of your brilliant ideas.
What’s a “Homestead Hack?”
Good question. Here is how Wikipedia explains it:
“Life hacking refers to any productivity trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life; in other words, anything that solves an everyday problem in a clever or non-obvious way”
Apply that definition to homesteading, and that, my friends, is a Homestead Hack.
Today’s Homestead Hack is…
A tip to help you easily remove corn kernels from the cob. I really wish I would have had a mandolin yesterday– I was blessed with a whoooole bunch of corn from a neighbor with a surplus!
Today’s tip is from Donna at Flannel Jammies Farm. She notes:
“I adjusted the cutting depth to allow the corn to be cut perfectly from the cob without destroying the kernels and without cutting into the cob. And I laid that ear on the mandolin, holding it firmly on top with my fingers WELL out of the cutting path, and I swiped it over the blade.
The sky opened! Angels sang! The corn cut quickly, cleanly, beautifully… and all the corn gathered politely just under the mandolin.”
Thanks for sharing your clever idea with us Donna!