Lately my mind has been filled with thoughts of
Sugar & Gold, Honey & Cream, Sugar Dots, Hookers,
Sugar Buns, Bodacious, Precocious, and Peaches &
Get your mind out of the gutter. Not the ladies of
the red light district, we’re talking sweet corn!
If you’ve ever had fresh off the farm sweet corn
you know why I dawdle on the subject. It’s like the
difference between fresh and canned Tuna.
Those of us who live in agricultural states have
an edge when it comes to what we put on our plates.
A recent talk with our son in Idaho disclosed the
fact that he can only get white corn where he
lives. No bicolor, multicolor, or yellow corn.
Give me a good steak, properly cooked, with an ear
of Buttergold and I’m happy. Just leave the real
butter and salt shaker on the table.
And here in the corn-belt we also have the corn
ethanol debate on a regular basis. The corn growers
and ethanol board don’t want the Renewable Fuel
Standard (RFS) to go away. Since ethanol is being
pushed as an environmental solution to ease the
pollution of our planet.
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
and the University of Colorado that the third largest
ethanol refinery emits 30 times more pollution than
estimated to support the RFS.
If you drive an older car the ethanol causes more
problems than most people believe. Gaskets and
seals fail, engines seize up, exhaust valves take a
beating, and many small engine manufacturers void
the warranty if you use ethanol. Please don’t
assume that when the government tells us how things
are going they always tell the truth.
And finally a thought for the day from the Farmer’s Almanac.
A cardinal is a representative of a loved one who has passed. When you see one, it means they are visiting you. They usually show up when you most need them or miss them. They also make an appearance during times of celebration as well as despair to let you know they will always be with you. Look for them, they’ll appear.
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