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How to shuck and cook corn on the cob quickly, in 3 simple steps.  No corn silk will be left, it comes out clean   #Corn, #HowToShuckCornQuickly, #CornOnTheCob

Summer is here which means corn on the cob will be on our dinner table a lot the next few weeks.  We love fresh corn picked from our garden or purchased at the farmers market.  But shucking the corn takes time and my kids hate to do it.  Getting all the corn silk off can be time consuming as well.
How to shuck and cook corn on the cob quickly, in 3 simple steps.  No corn silk will be left, it comes out clean   #Corn, #HowToShuckCornQuickly, #CornOnTheCobDid you know you can both shuck and cook the corn in 3 minutes …. YES in just 3 easy steps you can have  cooked corn on the cob ready to eat.

FIRST step ~ take a sharp knife and chop the end of the cob off.  You want to cut just above the first row of kernels.  Don’t cut the end that has silk coming out  you want to cut the bottom end. Make sure it is above the first row of corn or it will not work.How to shuck and cook corn on the cob quickly, in 3 simple steps.  No corn silk will be left, it comes out clean   #Corn, #HowToShuckCornQuickly, #CornOnTheCobSecond step~ Place the corn  (that you just cut the end off) in the microwave.  Cook for 3 minutes on high heat.  Depending on your microwave you might have to cook it longer or shorter.How to shuck and cook corn on the cob quickly, in 3 simple steps.  No corn silk will be left, it comes out clean   #Corn, #HowToShuckCornQuickly, #CornOnTheCobThird Step ~ pick up the corn with a towel or dish cloth.  Watch out the corn will be HOT.  Hold the top of the corn (part with the silk) firmly with the towel ans squeeze downward.  Give it a little shake, as you squeeze the husk the corn will slide right out of the husk and all the silk will stay in the husk.  You are left with a perfectly cooked cob of corn, ready to cover with butter and eat :).

I assume the same concept would work if you boiled or grilled the corn, but I have not tried it.  This method is perfect for grabbing a quick bite to eat without heating up your kitchen. Cooked and on the plate ready to eat in 3 minutes, such an awesome trick!!!
How to shuck and cook corn on the cob quickly, in 3 simple steps.  No corn silk will be left, it comes out clean   #Corn, #HowToShuckCornQuickly, #CornOnTheCob

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Garden Markers DIY, Garden ideas, DIY  Craft,  Garden party or Garden, Kid craft projects, easy and popular ideasI have made the mistake before of NOT marking my garden… and I forget what I planted in different sections of the garden. It can be rather frustrating  and a bit of a guessing game till the plants get larger.  We have used lots of different markers over the years but this is one of my favorite ways.  Since you use the seed packet as the marker, you can go back and check things on the packet like growing time, harvest information or even save it so you know to look for that variety again next year if it is one your really like.  The key is to make it water proof so it lasts till the end of the growing season.

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These are so easy to make and turned out really cute.  All you need is the empty seed packet, some wooden spoons  and packaging tape.  I got a bunch of wooden spoons at a yard sale so they cost me about five cents each, but you can normally find a 4 pack at the dollar store.  Put the wooden spoon inside the empty seed packet, use packaging tape to cover the whole packet to make it waterproof and secure it to the spoon too. Simple as that you are done, now just put the handle into the ground and mark where you planted those seeds.

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Garden Tip on planting seeds, use a muffin pan to press holes into your dirt to form perfectly spaced holes for planting #Garden, #Tips, #KidsHow many of you are going to plant a garden this year?  If you have kids helping you it is sometimes hard for them to know how far to space the plants or seeds.  Here is a quick tip… use a muffin pan to create perfectly spaced holes to plant your garden seeds and plants in.  Of course always read the package for spacing guides.  You can use muffin tins, mini muffin tins, large muffin tins for different spacing options.   They often have muffin tins at the dollar store, you might check there as well.

Please note this works best on freshly tilled soil, that is nice and aerated, soil that is rocky, hard or has a lot of clay in it might not work to well.

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Garden Watering Jug, Helps kids know how much water to give each plant in a nice gental shower #DIY, #gardenQUICK TIP ~ Turn a milk jug into the perfect watering jug for your garden or flowers.

 I have several pots of flowers in the front of my house.  My kids like to help me water then, but we tend to run into a few issues.  They drench  the flowers in too much water, or don’t give them enough. They need some way to know how much water to give each pot. They also tend to break some of the stems due to much water to fast. So I needed to have it be a nice even shower not a huge DUMP of water all at once.
Garden Watering Jug, Helps kids know how much water to give each plant in a nice gental shower #DIY, #gardenTo fix these issues I came up with a homemade watering can.  I re-purposed a milk jug into the perfect watering jug for my kids. I used my metal tipped comb to poke holes in the lid of the milk jug.  You could also use an ice pick. The plastic is really soft and easy to poke holes in.

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Garden Markers DIY made with Wine Corks
With spring on the horizon you may be thinking about all things garden related. Garden markers can be a great way to keep your plants organized all throughout the growing season. You can make your own garden markers at home, using just wine corks and a few other supplies. So skip the store bought, here is how you can get started crafting your own!

Supplies needed:
Wine corks
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If you don’t have wine corks on hand, you can buy them by the bag at most craft stores. Or, have your friends save a few for you. You will need one cork for each plant you wish to mark.
Directions:
1. Begin by writing the name of each plant on the wine cork. Use a permanent marker to do this. Just press firmly and start writing.
2. You may want to poke a hole in the cork prior to inserting the stick. Use a sharp object such as a screwdriver to do this. Just press and remove.
3. The chopstick or wooden stake can now be added. Just press it into the cork.Your wine cork garden markers are now ready to be used. If you wish to spray them with a clear coat before using, you can. This may help protect them against the elements. Then, press the wine cork garden marker into the soil near the plant it identifies.

How easy was that? Give this wine cork garden marker tutorial a try and get your garden looking great for less.

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Front porch ideas for FREE,  DIY Front Porch Decor Ideas for Spring or summer add a little color to your home by adding what we have in the yard

It has been a warmer than normal spring here in Idaho… I am loving it! The grass is starting to turn green, the tulips are starting to pop through the dirt, and the birds are busy in the trees.  Every year I am SO happy that spring is here I run out to buy flowers to put in my empty flower pots…. but every year I buy them too early and we get a late frost and all my flowers DIE.

As I walked past my ugly empty flower pots, trying to resist  the temptation to run to the store and buy all the fresh pretty flowers. I noticed I had some tulips pop up in the middle of a bark pit that would need to be moved. That is when it hit me… why not move them to my pot on the front porch.  We also had a patch of kale from our garden last year that lived through the winter and would be tilled under as we prepared the ground for new seeds this year. I can not believer this kale is still alive, my husband drove over the top of it with our truck and it had 8 inches of snow on it for few weeks this winter… but it is still alive and pretty as ever.

I grabbed a shovel, and dug these plants out and put them in my flower pots. They do not have a lot of color… BUT just this small amount of green makes my front porch look so much better. These plants are hardy and should be able to handle a frost if we get one. If they do happen to die, no harm done since they were FREE anyway.

So if your porch is looking a little sad and you can not wait for planting season, look around your yard and see if there is some GREEN that might just look cute in a pot.

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