These two women working together on an important day of the year . . . It is time to make Hominy! This was hard work but a good time to visit friends. They are carrying the cast iron hominy pot, filled with hand-shelled field corn, over to the fire where it will be cooked for hours in lye water until the skins start to loosen. They will rinse the corn several times to remove the lye. It will then be preserved for the winter. It is difficult work but worth it!