(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday

Watching the corn grow is part of an Illinois summer.

Here’s what one field looked like on June 6 of this year:

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And, just three weeks later, on June 28:

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In case you’re wondering, I measured one of the errant stalks:

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A strapping three feet! And it’s not even the Fourth of July yet!

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24 thoughts on “(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday

  1. And I’ve been eating fresh sweet corn for two weeks! The fields have tasseled here — I’m amazed all over again about the difference a few degrees of latitude can make.

    • I’m not surprised, Linda. I can remember mamy summers when my aunts would call my mom and “brag” on their already-producing gardens, where ours wouldn’t have anything pickable for several more weeks. And then, when we get our first snow, you’re still basking in warmth. Hard to believe just a few hundred miles can make that much difference!

    • Poor Prof. I fear this field is feed for animals, though I don’t know for sure. I’ll have to find one that’s intended for people and see if there’s a difference.

  2. Beautiful corn! I grew up spending a lot of time on my grandparent’s farm. I love corn, corn casserole, popcorn, and we could go on. We grow corn in Texas also, but it is always with the toss of a dice, you really never know what you are going to get.

  3. Wow Debbie, that some fast-growing corn! And I can only imagine how great fresh corn tastes. Corn on the cob is one of my favorite summer delights. To me there is nothing more delicious than white corn smothered in real butter and lightly salted.

    Hope you’re having a fabulous week! Gosh, can you believe it’s almost 4th of July weekend?

    Have a happy one, my friend!

    X to you and Dallas

    • Thanks, Ron. I like watching the corn grow — seems like it grows an inch or two every day! As for eating it, no way. I just can’t digest it. So I have to content myself with summertime’s other delights, like fresh peaches, green beans, and watermelon!

      Since you’re in retail now, I imagine you know more than most how Fourth of July really signals the *end* of summer and the start of back-to-school. We went from the high 50s to the low 90s, seemingly in a day’s time. And since Fall really is my favorite season, well…no, I refuse to go there. I’m just gonna enjoy summer while it’s here!!

      Happy holiday weekend to you, my friend! xx.

  4. My mom grew up on a farm. They used to eat the “cow corn” when it was young. Personally I like sweet corn better, but have to say it’s not bad if you get it early enough.

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