Tag Archives: Corn

Late Summer Corn

A field of corn on the east side of my home blocks my view.  The world is on the other side; out of sight and out of mind. Voices and sounds of cars and trucks are muffled. The unusual quietness … Continue reading

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Harvest

After a brief intermission of rain, the combines are back in the corn fields.  Soybean harvest was completed last week.  It’s a relief to have that part done, because weather can wreak havoc on the beans if they are left … Continue reading

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Under the Covers

My love of sleeping in a cold bedroom comes from growing up in old farmhouses with primitive heating systems. There was no furnace in the first house I lived in.   A coal stove standing in the living room heated … Continue reading

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Celebration: Farmer Style

Wednesday was my husband’s birthday.     We usually have a small get-together with our friends on the weekend closest to our birthdays, but this year it didn’t work out and everyone was busy with other committments.  This was birthday … Continue reading

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Sunday Serenity

I am wishing for some Sunday Serenity today, but it’s not going to happen.  The past week and a half has been busy on the farm, planting corn and soybeans.  The weather has cooperated so everyone is working full-force to … Continue reading

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End of the Year on the Farm

Lots to do.   Even in the dead of winter there is work to be done.  Right now we have  a couple of pieces of equipment torn apart awaiting a complete engine overhaul.  My husband is Master of the Used Universe. … Continue reading

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Farmin’ Ain’t No Picnic (Part 4)

My brain is pretty well fried for various reasons so I went to my online thesaurus to describe Harvest 2012!  Here goes: accomplish, achieve, actualize, bring to fruition,bring to maturity, call it a day, cap, carry off,close, conclude, consummate, crown, determine,develop, discharge, do, do thoroughly, effect,effectuate, elaborate, end, equip, execute, fill,finalize, finish, fulfill, furnish, get through, go thelimit, go through with, go whole hog, halt, makegood, make up, perfect, perform, put to bed,realize, refine, round off, round out, settle, sewup, supplement, terminate, ultimate, wind up,wrap up   (Thank you Thesaurus.com)       We finished late Wednesday evening and luckily this year … Continue reading

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Farmin’ Ain’t No Picnic (part 3)

It’s been exactly 3 weeks since my last “farm” post.  Unfortunately, we have not made a lot of progress in those 3 weeks.  In our little part of Ohio, we received a couple drenching rains that have left the fields … Continue reading

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Farmin’s Ain’t No Picnic….. Part 2

Harvest 2012 is “on hold”, once again, due to Mother Nature’s fickle attitude!   We received over an inch of rain and the fields are wet again.  So we will have a few days to regroup and hope for some … Continue reading

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Farmin’ Ain’t No Picnic…

I often think of farming as a complicated square dance.   You  have one main partner, but you have to dance with many others and you have to make the moves at just the right time or the dance falls … Continue reading

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