Monday, February 22, 2010

Corn Shock - My World

This is a field of corn that has been "shocked." The corn stalks are ripened in the field, and then the farmer comes around with a large knife and cuts the stalks and bundles them together. Later when the grain has matured and dried, the stalks are moved up to the barn and the corn ears are removed to be fed to the livestock. The remaining stalk is used for bedding or fed to the cattle for fiber. This field is an amish field. You can see by the size of the field that this would require a great amount of group effort to complete the harvest.

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21 comments:

  1. Beautiful shot Gwendolyn!

    It may not be fair to say but based on my own observations, Amish fields seem to have a more ordered and cared for look than those on traditional farms.

    Interesting shot!

    Regards,
    Barry

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  2. What an interesting post and a great shot, Gwendolyn! Hope you have a lovely week!

    Sylvia

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  3. neat photo! not something you see every day - i like it!

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  4. The corn is grown only for animal feed? Interesting. A lot of work, but it does make for a great photo.

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  5. This hardly looks real--and that is a compliment. I don't mean in a bad way. It so takes me back in time.

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  6. How amazing! This is a whole lot of work, no doubt...fascinating process, too. Your photo is outstanding.

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  7. a most interesting post. thanks.

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  8. Fascinating I never knew about this!

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  9. Fantastic photo! Reminds me a bit of fall.

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  10. Interesting information and what a lovely capture. Thanks for posting.

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  11. Wonderful Picture...the golden cornleaves boundled on the white snow!!!!
    ...but what incredible work; this must be very, very hard work!!!!!!!
    ...Fantastic!!!!!!!!
    Thanks so much for stepping in my tuscany, I loved it!!!!!
    have a wonderful day!
    ciao ciao elvira

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  12. I have never seen corn like this before. I love the way it looks. It's almost peaceful...as if the harvest is just about in and all will most certainly be well.

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  13. This is really interesting, lets hope it was a successful harvest. Thanks for visiting!

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  14. Nice shot of the corn stalks. We have lots of farms near us here - corn mazes are big!

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  15. What a great shot! Great eye for the things we normally overlook as photo-worthy.

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  16. How interesting,
    and a very nice shot of the corn field!

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  17. that was interesting to know. Thanks for telling the story. :)

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  18. Interesting use of white negative space and the rows of the cut roots.

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  19. I well remember the days of hand reaping, husking and gleaning.
    Backbreaking work but lovely to look at .

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