He could see the evening gatherings, held on the circle of the threshing- floors, because that was the only level ground; could see the wonderful unnamed green of the young rice, the indigo blues of the Indian corn
, the dock-like patches of buckwheat, and, in its season, the red bloom of the amaranth, whose tiny seeds, being neither grain nor pulse, make a food that can be lawfully eaten by Hindus in time of fasts.
In one corner stood a huge bag of wool, ready to be spun; in another, a quantity of linsey-woolsey just from the loom; ears of Indian corn, and strings of dried apples and peaches, hung in gay festoons along the walls, mingled with the gaud of red peppers; and a door left ajar gave him a peep into the best parlor, where the claw-footed chairs and dark mahogany tables shone like mirrors; andirons, with their accompanying shovel and tongs, glistened from their covert of asparagus tops; mock- oranges and conch - shells decorated the mantelpiece; strings of various-colored birds eggs were suspended above it; a great ostrich egg was hung from the centre of the room, and a corner cupboard, knowingly left open, displayed immense treasures of old silver and well-mended china.
Farther on he beheld great fields of Indian corn, with its golden ears peeping from their leafy coverts, and holding out the promise of cakes and hasty- pudding; and the yellow pumpkins lying beneath them, turning up their fair round bellies to the sun, and giving ample prospects of the most luxurious of pies; and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields breathing the odor of the beehive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slap-jacks, well buttered, and garnished with honey or treacle, by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel.
It was a time of severe hardship, with crop failures and Henry bought Indian corn
from Liverpool to feed his parishioners.
Which widely cultivated cereal grass is also called Indian corn
Six local farms are offering fall produce like squash, food stuffs, Indian corn
, honey, jams, soaps, and vinegars.
Adam, now age 65, is recorded as having 2 horses, 2 cows, 12 acres of Indian corn
, 15 acres of potatoes, and 4 acres of cleared land.
Another street vendor, 31-year-old Rajo Mohammed, sells Indian corn
in Sanad - and has a fridge for water that he uses to stay cool.
The villagers now grow Indian corn
, pulses and soybeans.
Tamalis makes one think of the Mexican tamales, 'a kind of small dumpling made of Indian meal seasoned with chili wrapped in the husk of Indian corn
and boiled in oil.'
Starting with strawberries in 2008 and expanding into garlic, Swiss chard, kale, carrots, asparagus, flowers and Indian corn
, Mark King has made a two-acre plot on North Brookfield Road into a self-sustaining farm.
They produced maize or Indian corn
, beans, various squashes, fished for herring and shad, collected nuts and berries.