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Do you have ANY good things to do with corn husks? Do you just throw them away or what? It seems like they'd be good for something but I'm not sure what. Can you give me some ideas??? Mulch maybe?? I need some good advise on what to do with them. TIA
 

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Well, <deep breath>...........

Oriental How to dry corn husks
http://www.sacredspiral.com/crafts/husks/drying.html

and corn husk dolls are charmning! http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Garden/4548/heat12.html
http://www.sacredspiral.com/crafts/husks/corndoll/index.html
http://www.teachersfirst.com/summer/cornhusk.htm

you could always make a clean sweep of it http://www.sacredspiral.com/crafts/husks/broom/index.html

and when you get hungry and if you like Mexican food, Tamales are delicious http://beef.allrecipes.com/az/BfTmls.asp

You may need Napkin Rings for dinner
http://ccfdca.www1.50megs.com/cornhusk.htm
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/crafting/article/0,1789,HGTV_3352_1512872,00.html

Perhaps a basket to keep all of your corn husk crafts in
http://members.aol.com/mrsspyboy/weaving2.htm

Of course there is always the wreath that hangs on your door
http://www.jefftragboxes.com/corn.html

how about an angel to watch over you?
http://www.directfrommexico.com/hm8004.html
http://www.directfrommexico.com/hm8004.html

:rolleyes: :haha:
 

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If you are an old fashioned homesteader, it will soon be time to dump the straw out of your bed tick, and fill it with corn husks or shucks. Be sure to get all the pieces of stalks that come off the end of the ear out of the shucks as you fill the winter matress. Fill it up until it's about three feet thick in the middle. They will soon get mashed down to about four inches thick. It was always real entertainment to hop up on it the first night, and squirm around to make your nest to sleep in. You soon would find out if any stalks were missed. The matress would make scrunchy noises every time you moved about like walking in dry leaves. If anything was planned that required you to move any at all, you could forget about it until everyone in the house was asleep.
 

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LOL. We feed corn stalks, husks, and knawed ears of corn to our sheep and chickens. The sheep eat the stalks and husks, the chickens the ears.
 

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uncle Will in In. said:
The matress would make scrunchy noises every time you moved about like walking in dry leaves. If anything was planned that required you to move any at all, you could forget about it until everyone in the house was asleep.

My wife grew up sleeping on one of these in Romania. She loves our "store-bought" pillowtop mattress.
 

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The kids and I have made corn husks dolls. And that uses up about two to three husks :haha: Otherwise we run beef cows in the corn fields after harvest. They can eat some of it ("corn fodder") And also the stalks themselves knocked down in the field prevent soil erosion.

Ann
 
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