Tim’s corn popped out of the ground two weeks ago today, May 26. Last week it was 12-1/2″ tall.
Today, June 9, it measured 22-1/2″!! It grew 10″ in one week!
Amazing! I’m from Ioway, Ioway! That’s where the tall corn grows!
And baling the alfalfa. Someone asked how it can be cut, raked and baled in such a short time. It all depends on the weather. It was raked at least twice – turning it over helps the drying process. Whenever a farmer has “hay down”, rain is not welcome. We got lucky – it rained 2″ in the night after this was baled!
Our friend, Dean, had some help getting it baled – Rick sometimes drives the tractor.
This morning Dean brought his daughter Brittney and they put it in the haymow for me. How’s that for a good neighbor?
We have a bale elevator that the bales ride on up the steps. Brittney takes the bale off the hayrack and puts it on the elevator while Dean waits at the top to take it off and stack it. I am so thankful for this help!
Reed and I went to Mandy’s Open House at Farm Chick Quilts today. I ran into so many of our old customers who were there shopping. Connie was there, too. Very fun!
After that fun we went on to a nursery near Mason City. Just look at this wisteria vine!
We looked at everything and it’s all so tempting …. but so much work when I get it home. We bought one giant hosta and Reed’s dad, Kevin, is going to dig the hole tomorrow.
When we got home Reed wanted to learn punchneedle so I showed him. And then he drew his own design, a chicken, and got started. I foresee another 4-H project before the fair.
Check back here tomorrow for Connie’s favorite rhubarb muffin recipe.
One last picture from the farm – Emma can find the darndest places to nap!
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