40432Re: Cotton Picking and Corn Pulling
- Oct 1, 2008My 'Starik' also had the hand-cranked metal wheel with teeth on it,
enclosed in a - I think it was a metal housing. Insert an ear, and
turn the crank. The teeth made the cob spin so that all the kernels
came off, and the cob went spinning out the other side. We kids
thought it was the coolest thing.
For pulling corn, Starik hitched up his mule, and he and I went down
the rows breaking the ears off the stalks and tossing them into the
wagon. A word from Starik and the mule would move forward until told
He got me hooked on coffee. When we came in from the fields, we
would have a cup of hot coffee (makes you sweat, pores stay open so
you don't get overheated).
--- In TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com, "Andrea (Andi)" <Andikat@...>
>ears of corn (minus the shucks) into.? You turned a handle and it
> My German grandpa had this thing (wood & metal) that you fed the
took the dried kernels off the cob nice and neat.
> Andrea Novak
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