Report on the corn field across the road # 6


November 12, 2012

The corn is still standing in the field across the road.  It hasn’t been cut yet, although everything else around the county has been cut, cleared and packed away for the season. We understand that this field was grown for ethanol.  Maybe that makes a difference.  Will the combine harvesters be back here before the snow comes?  I don’t know.

Yesterday was unseasonably warm and bright.  It was  beautiful hiking weather, so we walked back through the corn fields to the first wood lot.  The farmer’s land slopes up on a slight grade up for approximately 40 acres. It’s a bit of a work out. 

On each side of us the corn stalks tower well above our heads, maybe 10 feet tall.  They were very dry and russelled in the wind as we walked past.  Everything else was still and quiet.

We are almost at the top of the grade.  We looked back where we had come from and caught our breath for a moment.  The roof of my house is just a speck on the right horizon.

Very peaceful.

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In 2013 my husband and I retired. We bought an old pre-confederation house out in the country. This blog is about our new world in the country as we explore all of life's possibilities.
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6 Responses to Report on the corn field across the road # 6

  1. My NaNoWriMo novel is about a family in a small Iowan town. Your great pictures helped give me a visual when writing a scene. Cornfields look the same everywhere, don’t they? Hadn’t thought about the ethanol angle. I know that some corn is harvested later either due to what hybrid it is or so that the corn can be stored longer (the drier it is when they harvest it, the longer it can store). Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. poppytump says:

    Does Molly like to run up and down the channels I wonder like our dog likes to do in the rapeseed fields 😀

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