Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Charlotte's popcorn

You might know Charlotte Nelson as the "Straw Bale Lady." I know I have mentioned her enough. Besides being a great person and true friend,she is a person who has creative ideas that inspire me.

The photo above is just one example. Charlotte wondered if Orville Redenbacher popcorn (which is incidentally very good) would actually grow if the seeds were planted. The answer is a resounding YES! However, Charlotte found out a few more facts about the popular corn product than just that it will sprout and grow.

First it is way taller than she expected and each giant stalk is growing and producing beautiful ears of popcorn. The biggest surprise is the fluffy, fuzzy, bright pink silks topping each ear. Such a pretty and bright color!

If you ever wondered why this is great popcorn--it's because it begins with a great product.

I am glad to know this but I am happier because Charlotte has shown me that I don't just need to look at the seed store to find seeds. Sometimes, a great product or idea might just be on my kitchen shelf and if I like it, why wouldn't I just try growing it myself? If I did, I might just have some great popcorn--always on my kitchen shelf.

I'm looking forward to Charlotte's next great idea. If it's as good as the popcorn idea, I am already excited about it!

1 comment:

  1. Such an interesting post! As a big fan of popcorn, this is something to consider. Thank you to Charlotte for sharing this and thanks Deberah - I just love your blog, Joanie