What to do with Corn Husks??

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  1. Linda Camello

    Linda Camello Well-Known Member

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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
     
  2. westbrook

    westbrook In Remembrance

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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:
     

  3. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  4. Mike in Ohio

    Mike in Ohio Well-Known Member

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    Way back when people would make dolls from corn husks.

    Mike
     
  5. MorrisonCorner

    MorrisonCorner Mansfield, VT for 200 yrs

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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.
     
  6. DayBird

    DayBird Big Bird

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

    cloverfarm Well-Known Member

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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