Sunday, July 1, 2007

Farm report

The corn is as high as an elephant's eye,

An' it looks like it's climbin' clear up to the sky.

Oh, What a Beautiful Morning

"Knee high by the fourth of July" is what my Dad always said. Who's knees? Mine are really close to the ground..........But this corn is tall........and it's only July 1st! Despite the dry weather this corn looks great, but in a another area in the same field, the corn looks very, very thirsty. We need rain.

Here is a photo taken today of me with my you can see, I come by my height naturally! I am just 5 feet tall. So, we cannot judge the corn by their knees, either.

Despite his short stature, my Dad was a heck of a farmer, and taught his children to always remember where our food comes from. Lots of hard work, and long hours.

I live in a small town, but my heart is still "on the farm". So, pray for rain, and a successful harvest, we will all benefit from it.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for including such a nice photo...I almost for the holiday..I have to work that day, and Gwen and Jack head back ..

Lynda said...

WOW is that corn ever looking great! Cute picture of you too!
Had a fun morning with you and Terri and still time in the day to get something done around here!

Lynda said...

Hey we got the rain yesterday and maybe more today??? I hope so-it is so nice not to have to water everything by hand!