Around the 4th of July on the farm, it is critical to venture out to one of our fields and measure the corn’s height.
Knee high by the 4th of July is how the saying goes on the northern prairie. In order for the corn to be mature enough for fall harvest we need it knee high.
Depending on who is measuring this year our corn is over your head…on one year old Anika and definitely past all of our knees and hip high average sized folks.
Keep in mind a majority of these family members range in height from 6’0″ to 6’8″. Our corn is well on its way to being a high yielding crop if we keep up with heat and moisture in the growing season.
Hunter and cousin Logan went on a corn run just to check out the long corn rows…and to play a little hide and seek.
Miss E sat on Grandpa Fred’s big shoulders, taking pictures with Mayme’s camera while calling her brother and cousin to “come back!”
Logan complied while Hunter continued his corn run. A great afternoon work out for him!
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