Harvest in North Iowa, 10-6-2020

And then it was gone! In the time it took me to eat lunch, Tim combined this whole field of corn!

And VOILA! It’s gone!

I wish the field could stay this beautiful golden color but within days the ground will be worked to prepare for next year’s crop.

And that’s been Tim’s cornfield across the road 2020.

Thanks, Tim, for letting us watch the corn through the season!

28 thoughts on “Harvest in North Iowa, 10-6-2020

  1. Connie

    Good morning readers. -Friday, October 9
    This is CONNIE speaking. Mary is having a bit of technical trouble with the blog. So…if you don’t hear from her for a few days – not to worry. Kayla Is on it.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    Thanks for the beautiful pictures of Tim’s field. This is my favorite season, and I am enjoying these glorious Midwest fall days. And, it is applesauce week. As we travel between small towns in our rural area, the harvesting reminds us winter is looming.

  3. Roxanne

    I enjoyed these photos at least as much as quilts!
    Thank you for sharing your view through the season—it is a beautiful story!

  4. Vickie Devore

    Thanks so much for sharing Tim’s cornfield. As I look out my kitchen window it is soybeans this year. Crops here aren’t quite ready for harvest yet. (We are just south of Indianapolis.)

  5. Gwen

    I love looking at the cornfields. As much as I have loved living in Pittsburgh for 49 years, I still really miss the Iowa of my youth.

  6. Charlotte Shira

    Thanks Tim for all your hard work and thank you Mary for sharing the pictures. Farmers are definitely underpaid. What would we do without them? Iowa is such a beautiful state.
    I pulled out 3 of my tomato plants today…have 2 more that are still producing. I’ll have my granddaughter pick those and take them out next week Found 2 huge cucumbers hidden in my tomatoes. Don’t know if they will be any good.
    Hope we get some rain this weekend to put out these fires and get rid of the smoke. It’s not too smoky today.

  7. Joyce from NY

    The farmers that own the corn fields around me came last week & chopped the whole field about 45 acres in about 3 hours. It’s not like it used to be way back when. It has been very dry, supposed to get some rain tomorrow!! Thank goodness for farmers!

  8. Jo in Wyoming

    WOW, I see where the “Pride of Iowa” comes from.
    Thanks for a beautiful slide show.

  9. Cheryl I. St. Paul

    As an Iowa farmgirl, but a Minnesotan for many years, I just love, love love harvest pictures. My sister in-law, who lives near Humboldt, shared a picture yesterday of the husks that the hefty winds blew into her yard. Some places the husks were a foot deep.

    The trees are gorgeous here now. It is as if God knew I needed a little cheering up, because I’ve been missing the hummingbirds that brought so much joy all summer long.

    Love seeing your blog posts.

  10. Charlotte Barnard

    Beautiful. Makes my heart swell. Thank you Tim for all you do to feed fellow Americans and thanks Mary for sharing. God bless.

  11. Ginny

    I always thought a quilt designed to show the Iowa fields through the seasons would be beautiful.

    1. Pat Williams

      Ginny, I have always thought the same and have often said to my husband while traveling across the state how beautiful the fields were and wouldn’t that make a very pretty quilt. Thanks to our farmers for all their hard work. Pat in Ia City

  12. Janice Hebert

    The picture with the chickens in it is my favorite! But it truly is beautiful in all of them. I so wish I could free range my chickens. Do you have any trouble with hawks Mary? That is my biggest fear. Jan in MA

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Janice Hebert – I don’t think I have ever had a chicken taken by a hawk but it would be hard to determine that unless the missing chicken is one I know personally!

  13. Linda in So Cal

    Thanks for pics of corn fields. Love the greenery. We have brown hills. We need rain! It’s in the 90’s with overnight lows in the 70’s. Will Nala & the pups stand still so you can take some pics? I bet they’re all grown up. Weaned? Hope you are finding some time for yourself.

  14. Angie from Baltimore

    Are you able/ allowed to glean the fields what the machine leaves? A local farmer allowed us to do it .
    A true sign that winter is on the way.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Angie – when farmers used to pick ear corn, I walked the fields faithfully to pick up corn. A combine leaves nothing but chopped stalks! Maybe a few kernels in the end rows but that’s it – very thorough.

  15. Carolyn Boutilier

    Here in the Shenandoah Valley VA farmers are doing the same making hay and cutting corn. Beautiful autumn days.

  16. barb Czarniecki

    I grew up in southern Minnesota- (now in CO)- it’s nice to see that things haven’t changed a lot! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Kimberly Lusin

    Thank you for sharing Tim’s cornfields. They are beautiful at any stage they are in.

  18. Betty Klosterman

    Does he irrigate the corn? It is a beautiful field and such fun to watch grow all summer long. They feed the world. Around Clarion they grow a lot of the hybred seed corn. Have for years.
    My, you sure have a lot of very interesting readers. You are going to have a very hard time to see who will get the house kit. I love the idea of the clothesline and the outhouse! But that is me…..
    It is so dry here the trees are completely turning overnight. Betty

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Betty Klosterman – yes, the picture shows the irrigator running this summer – we have not had rain except a couple tenths since early July.

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