My Neighbor Harvested his Corn

Last spring we watched while our neighbor turned the pasture across the street from us into a corn field.  He used humongous farm machinery and after about a week of plowing and working the field and raising dust, it was finally finished.  As it turned out, he had planted corn.  We watched it grow all summer long as it got taller and taller and the tassels came out on the tops.  Then yesterday, he harvested it.  This was an amazing thing to watch.  He cut down the entire field in just a couple of hours, the tractor and the trucks were going really really fast.  He used a fabulous machine that cut the corn stalks off close to the ground, and then ground them up and blew them into a truck.  There was a second truck following along, and when the first truck was full, it zoomed off, and the second truck took its place.  As you can see this also raised quite a bit of dust.  And the ground up corn that collects on the hood and roof of the truck blows off and covers any cars that are close to it on the road!  This time of year, when I get home, I have to wash the squashed up corn off of my windshield!  Sometimes we have stalks of corn growing in our yard from corn that has blown off of these trucks.

The corn is chopped up and blown into the truck.

The chopped up corn is blown into the truck, and the dust blows up.

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About sunflowerswank

After working all of my life, I retired in June, 2011. I try to use my extra time to rest, exercise, paint my fingernails, play with my 9 cats, spend time with my husband, Al, and cook healthy and lower fat recipies for us to eat. I try to use as many fruits and vegetables in my menus as I can cram in, sometimes to the complaints of the hubs - LOL! I am also making over some of my old favorites to be heathier with more vegetables in them, and less fat.
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2 Responses to My Neighbor Harvested his Corn

  1. You have a different style of writing which carries the reader straight into the scene. Enjoyed reading this. Thanks. Jo

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