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The Other Corn Crop

15 Aug

Besides my twenty-four acres of field corn, we planted a tiny little patch of Indian corn and popcorn.  In keeping with the theme this year, we had mechanical failures and the corn is spotty and full of grass.

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But there’s actually some ears on it!  They should be ready around the time of the pumpkin patch.

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It looks like the deer have sampled a lot of the ears.  Dang.

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Hopefully, we’ll get enough for our needs this fall.

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I’m thinking I’m not cut out for raising these alternative crops.

Friday’s Hunt v2.5

29 Jul

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with F, Week’s Favorite, and shiny.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with E:  Elmer is one of Reva’s twin boys.  He’s awfully little like his mom.  He’s cute and sweet.  Of course his brother, Jacob, is pretty nice too.

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Jacob and Elmer

Week’s Favorite:  I am happy to report that my corn looks good.  It’s nice to have one crop that is doing well.

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Bounce:  About five minutes after I scheduled last week’s Friday’s Hunt post, I walked outside with my camera and Daisy was happy enough to bounce around for me.  I haven’t had anything better since then.

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Daisy

Now it’s your turn!

Crop Duster Season

25 Jul

It’s that time of year when the crop dusters are out in full force.

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When I was getting ready to go out and milk this morning, I heard the plane before I left the house, so I took my camera.

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I am always amazed at the skill it takes to fly and run the equipment and spray so precisely.

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It’s the one time each year my geese will all group together and not fight.  I guess the plane is more scary than each other.

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I had three brave boys watching from the picnic table.  Everyone else was hiding in the barn.

Chocolate, Vanilla, and Gomez

Chocolate, Vanilla, and Gomez

It didn’t take long before he was finished and off to his next field.

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I do hope you will consider coming back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have the items listed at the top of my side bar.