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The Days are Shortening

27 Sep

I can’t believe how early it’s getting dark now.


I’m not ready for sunset this early.


I guess it’s a true sign of fall.  The weather is really starting to feel like fall, and the corn is looking like it’s fall.


But it makes it hard to take pictures for the blog.



Guess it’s a good thing I have some sweet yard goats to pose for me.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have the items for this week at the top of my side bar.

A Warm Labor Day

5 Sep

It was positively hot today.  Even Bob was melting on the deck.  (I don’t know why he didn’t go inside to the air conditioning.)

Bob Cat

Bob Cat

Since it was so hot, Mom and I decided to pick the Indian corn!

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We have quite a bit and lots of variety.

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We do think we should find a way to keep from planting it next to the field corn.  When it cross pollinates, we end up with a lot of yellow with a few colorful kernels.

Indian Corn_5262ews

Oh well.  We can make that change for next year.  Tomorrow is supposed to be even hotter (90* with a 99* heat index), so I am really not looking forward to working in an un-air conditioned brick building.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for this week are at the top of my side bar.

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.

Indian Corn_4370ews

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

Indian Corn_4371ews


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.