Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Blessings Darlings!

No offense to either all y'all or to Eban Pagan - but I'm multitasking here, and writing this blog while in one of his Webinars.  This one is on how to create an information product, specifically how to find a profitable niche, create the product, and into to how to reach your audience.  Given that his first, and so far most profitable info product was "Double Your Dating", using the pen name David de Angelo.

Combine his first title with my planned post on buying corn, and that equals the title of this post.  It might not make sense to you, but it clicked for me!

So, that done, let's talk corn. I headed over to the feed store this week, in order to try to fix some holes in my food storage.  Since none of the local farm and feed stores carry wheat, I grabbed a bag of corn.  BTW, the corn was already amazingly expensive.  Yes we all know that there is a drought and this years' corn crop is trashed, but I figured I'd be getting a bag of LAST years corn, so the price wouldn't have gone up much yet.

I was wrong.

Not only was the price for the 50 pound sack of feed corn (which I'm planning to use to feed me and my family) already $12.80 instead of the $8.00 I paid last year .... but as I prepared it for storage (in food grade plastic tubes with great lids, adding carbon dioxide gas to displace oxygen, instead of easily permeable but thick paper bags) I LOOKED at the corn.  And the quality is BAD BAD BAD.  At least 15% of the kernels are brown or black and NASTY.  Not stuff I'm going to choose to eat.  I've never run into this before in feed corn.  Before it's always been really high quality.  I'd take a cup of the kernels, pick a FEW nasty ones out, give 'em a quick wash, let 'em dry, grind them, and I'd be baking corn bread.  This stuff is going to be more like ... well ... uh .... Like cleaning lids of cheap marijuana from the 1970's.  The seedy cheap low quality stuff.  Stuff you'd lose 1/2 of by the time you got the stems and seeds out. 

I may make a video showing the corn and cleaning it.  In my copious free time, eh?

Yeah, I'd feed all this stuff to livestock.  I admit I'm pickier about what I feed my family and myself.  I'm quite sure that you are, too.

Just a word to the wise.

Frondly, Fern

1 comment:

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