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Thursday, May 25, 2006

The corn is visible above ground


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This farmer's field is a few miles from our farm.

Our farm is not a working farm and is just 5 acres. I admire farmers and farms like this one called "Lil Work" farm. Get real! No farm is "lil work." The owners, "Paul and Debbie" according to their little sign, must love farming AND have a good sense of humor.

But the seeds. Do they work? They know to send shoots up to the sun, even though they can't feel it or see it before breaking above ground. It seems almost effortless, this growing. Just doing what they do, being. Year after year I take it for granted, that the sun will shine, seeds will grow, corn plants will produce ears of corn, farmers will harvest them, and I will eat them for supper.

7 comments:

Ginnie said...

Oh yes! We did grow up with this, didn't we! Faith, like the grain of a grain of a mustard seed! That this will be "knee high by the 4th of July!"

Ruth said...

With the heat and rain so far this season, if it keeps up, the corn may be higher than our knees -- maybe the green giant's knees!

rachel said...

My corn is growing! First time planting from seed and my garden is doing great! It's half-way to my knees already!

Ruth said...

Rachel! That's great! All that western sun, eh? I wonder when you'll have your first ears.

Ruth said...

Rachel! That's great! All that western sun, eh? I wonder when you'll have your first ears.

lesleyanne said...

i love that photo.
have you thought about submitting it to istock?
hmm........

Ruth said...

Thanks, sweetie. Yeah, but they won't take it (not that I tried) because it's zoomed, and that compresses the image, making it unacceptable (at least on my camera).