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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Corn Report: It sprouted!

The corn is above the ground! We were wondering if it was going to ever happen to be honest. First of all it was a long, cold spring. And corn doesn't come with mittens so that means that the tractors sat idle. And then it rained, and rained. Which was needed, but again slowed us down. Finally, the conditions proved to be right and in eight days we planted nearly 6,900 acres of corn and soybeans thanks to the help of the Farmers United Network (that is what we call our farming group).

It wasn't until we got back from my sister's bridal shower that the corn finally broke through the soil. 

This was the dress I wore for the second of ten weddings we have this summer. (It is this season from The Limited, but I couldn't find it online.)

Now, I don't check corn in my party dress all the time, but it does happen. If you are a longtime reader of this blog you will know that the Boy has fed the cows in a tux and I have worn my heels to feed more than once. 

I hope each week I can take a picture of the corn to show you its progress over the summer. Although, we have had lots of moisture (we are now out of the drought) some parts have had too much moisture and many low laying areas are under water. Also, the fields are too wet to get into right now so we can't spray pesticides or herbicides. I've noticed a lot of weeds growing in fields and those weeds are taking away nutrients to the corn plants. 

To follow along with all the Corn Report posts check out the Watching the Corn Grow tab at the top of my blog. 

He cleans up pretty good too. 


  1. I am obsessed with that dress! And that is a great picture of you two!

  2. Great pictures! Love your dress and your make-up - stunning!

    1. Thanks Shari! I take that as a great compliment from a Mary-Kay lady!

  3. You two are so cute. I look forward to watching your corn grow with you. :)

  4. Love that picture of you two!! Happy Corn Growing.

    1. Thanks Robyn! I am going to have another post up soon. Are you close to any fields?


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