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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.

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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.

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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.

Daisy

Daisy

Now it’s your turn!