Thursday, July 06, 2006


The corn is as high as ...
We have a saying in MI that the corn should be knee high by the 4th of July. This year the field across from my house had corn planted early and then we have had a lot of rain and warm weather. I have never seen corn here so tall at this time. You can see that it is not mature corn, just really tall. I'll take a picture in the fall when it tassles and gets ears.

Recently, I bought an applique book that I love. How about that corn one on the cover? When will I make it? Well.......

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3 comments:

Linda_J said...

Katie, I just read this on my old hometown newspaper (Bloomington, IL Pantagraph)
"Mark this on your calendar: Between July 10 and 20, with good moisture and sunshine, corn in Central Illinois grows 3 to 4 inches a day. It is one of the fastest growth spurts of any being on the planet, superseded only by bamboo and sugar cane. Corn is a grass, by the way.

Just a FYI though I would argue that he didn't include kudzu vines in that category.

Fiona said...

Love that corn - should have planted some on the allotment but I was too late. In a village not far from here the farmer makes a maze out of corn every year (and charges a fortune for entry).

Finn said...

Great post Katie and what great corn..be careful you don't get lost in there..*VBS* Hugs, Finn