Harvesting Corn

This week we were blessed to watch corn being combined. It was a sunny 43 degrees which made it pleasant to watch and take photos. My middle and little even rode along. They described it as being, “like a corn maze” and “like they were chopping down corn”.

We got to the field a little early, so we explored.

It was fun to get up close to the corn.

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The grain truck.

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And even the combine. It is giant and beautiful.

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It was fun to study with the kids and talk about how the corn is gathered and then taken into the machine.

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Those wheels were inviting all the little children to have a seat.

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He got a little ahead of me. I brought him back, though.

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Farmer Bob came and away they went.

First they emptied corn from the night before.

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Then they got busy gathering.

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The sky was gorgeous.

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It didn’t take long and the corn was all gathered. The kids wished that he had lots and lots more to do. They were nowhere close to being tired of combining. Now if we would’ve gotten a little closer to lunch they might have been singing a different tune. As it was, they have nothing but good memories of the time. They are very concerned about Bob, wondering where he is now and what he’s doing. A farmer’s work is never done.

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We visited for just a while and then it was time to go, but right before we fully turned to leave I decided we had to get a picture. I’m so glad I took this one.

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