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7 months ago

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Picking? Pulling? Husking? Anyway with a friend and my horses and wagon I removed ears of dry corn from the stalk. I did not remove the shuck as I harvested. That'd be husking?
Anyway now I'm ready to shell some with an old fashioned hand corn sheller. Question: Do I have to remove the husks before putting the ears into the sheller? If so, how does one easiest/best do that?
Thanks, kelly

neil aldridge says 2018-10-16 17:46:51 (CST)

yes you must remove the husk to put thru the sheller. I can't call the name of the thing you put on your hand but we use them pulling corn and leave the husk hanging on the stalk.

7 months ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

K.C. Fox says 2018-10-16 20:30:56 (CST)

they call it a husking hook

7 months ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

Uncle Joe says 2018-10-17 08:19:06 (CST)

Here's a story from a while back with photos of a couple of those tools.

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BrianL says 2018-10-22 13:22:59 (CST)

Lehman's sells both the kind that fits on your finger as well as the one that straps to the palm of your hand. Although with a heavy pair of (clean) work gloves you can get along just fine without the husking peg.

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