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Monday, June 26, 2006

Corn update


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Back on June 7 I posted a corn update. The corn plants were about 12 inches high then, 2 1/2 weeks ago.

Yesterday, we stopped to measure how tall the corn has gotten, because we're a week away from the 4th of July and the famous almaniacal adage that the corn is usually "knee-high by the 4th of July." It looked quite high -- waist-high for me, maybe?

Well, even with a week to go, the corn is to Don's hips (he is 6 feet tall). In mid-Michigan we've had the perfect combination of rain and sun this season to make all the flora prolific! More raspberries and blackberries ripening than ever. Lush, lush, lush!

If you live in Michigan (or not) click here to see how to find locally grown organic foods via MOFFA (Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance). I hope more and more farmers will realize what a market there is (I think!) for locally grown organic produce and start selling it!

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14 comments:

Heather said...

Cornholio! That corn looks great! Healthy and tall. I love that Don's shirt is yellow. He's like a corn stalk.

Ginnie said...

I love that Heather noticed the color of Don's shirt. (Man! I hate how unobservant I can be!) And now I'm trying to picture exactly where this cornfield is! Is it across the street from your farm? I don't recall that you grow your own corn....

Just 4 more days and we'll see how high your corn is up there in Michigan! Oh bliss! I'm so glad we're all getting more conscious of organically-grown produce. Its time has come!

Ruth said...

You know, the universe stepped in on this one, because today would have been my mother's 90th birthday, and she adored green and yellow together. And she adored Don.

Ruth said...

Ginnie, I can't wait to see you and measure the corn with you! This corn is about 2 miles from our farm, so, NOT our corn. We stopped on our drive and did this photo op coming home from Rochester yesterday.

Heather said...

Um, I adore Don, too.

lesleyanne said...

it's so amazing that you posted a photo of dad today. i've just been thinking about him all day, mixed with thoughts of you and grandma, and how i just feel so far away sometimes. michigan and all the beautiful corn growing there is almost another world.

i think some lucky people are growing corn in brooklyn somewhere?

i miss you both so much.

Mei Shile said...

I am on organic food too. I also hope that here also more farmers will go to it. Europeans and José Bové understood it already (I hope. I have what they call Frankenstein food in mind)

Ruth said...

ahhh, Heather, we can't help it. He is adorable in every way.

Ruth said...

Lesley, darling girl, Michigan misses you. But you are far away only physically. Close your eyes and you are with the corn, with Dad and me, with Grandma. You are loved.

Ruth said...

Mei, I'm so glad to hear it. The more we demand it, the market will have to produce it.

rachel said...

My corn is about that high, too! We just had a monsoon the other night that blew it all over; I am waiting to see if it will naturally pick itself back up before I start tampering with it. There are more monsoons to come, so it needs to learn to toughen up!

Ruth said...

Rachel, that sounds like a good idea. I hope it picks itself up!

Are you in CA?

Rauf said...

Some people were discussing corn in the train and here it is, this gives me an idea of a post on Indian farming. I'll try to post it today. good to see the farm is doing fine Ruth, please convey my regards to Don.

Ruth said...

Thanks, Rauf, I'll give your regards to Don. I look forward to a post on Indian farming.