04 July 2011


Some July days I'm almost willing to bet that the corn grows up an inch or two in the time it takes me to take Lucy for her 2 mile walk.


Paul McCain said...

Have any of your older members taught the old "rule" that was commonplace among farmers many years ago?

"Knee high by the fourth of July."

With all the modern development in seed genetics and farming technologies, that has become now merely a quaint phrase.

Paul McCain said...

And, have your farmers ever shown you the "first the blade and then the ear, then the full corn shall appear" reality of the hymn?

Anonymous said...

"Knee high by the fourth of July" is still quoted in Ohio, though the actuality this year has been somewhere around my chest...and I'm no small guy. :)

William Weedon said...

Knee high to Paul Bunyan, maybe.