Monthly Archives: September 2013

Processing the harvest

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Chicos 2013

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Processing another “hornada” of chicos

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Getting another “hornada” of chicos going

The harvest at Parr Field yesterday was so abundant that we could not fit it all in the horno.  So right after our first “hornada” of chicos was out and getting eaten and processed, we immediately started another fire to … Continue reading

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Processing and eating chicos

After we have had our fill of fresh roasted chicos with butter, salt, chile, lemon pepper, and other toppings, we have to get to work on stringing up the chicos so that they can dry completely.  We use needles that … Continue reading

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Making chicos I

At what point are we actually making chicos?  It could be said that we were making chicos when we planted in May…  Or maybe we weren’t making chicos until the horno is ready and as seen above, we started wetting … Continue reading

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Getting the horno ready for chicos

Here we go with one of the most important agricultural events of the year besides planting.  Making chicos (horno roasted corn in the sweet or milky stage) is a way to have one of the best meals on Earth in … Continue reading

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