Sunday, July 20, 2008

Where I Stand Sunday

The planter sows the seed
the earth opens wide..
it nurtures
it keeps
it welcomes the sun and rain.
Patiently, the harvester watches
as the crop evolves.



This is the sweet corn patch, we have been watching and praying for every day, for the last 59 days. The rain the other night laid some of it flat in the center of the field. Hubster is making a plan to go into it and prop it back up. It is truly a labor of love. Compared to last year's crop, this one is a big success so far. Notice we have wire strung, high and low. The low stuff has an electrical current running through it. Today I got to (I mean "too" - can't believe I mispelled it) close and found out how much of a zap it has. Wow. But...it has kept the critters from getting into it and devouring it to nothing, like last year. This field is out of our sight, it's around the trees, so we can't babysit it. I am amazed at how things grow here. You can almost hear it grow. Here are a few more photos of our beloved cornfield. The beercans have coins in them that rattle when the wind blows...did I say wind blow? Ha. Try gale, most of the time. I knew there was a reason we were drinking all this beer!



and lastly - the pond, whose level goes up and down with the rain. Right now it is just below the 3 foot mark. The (poisonous) tiny toads are approaching our house and dog enclosure at a high rate of speed...Herman tries to eat one daily. Hope he makes it through the rest of the summer.


3 comments:

Mark Bridges said...

I could eat three ears of corn every day. How many days of corn does you patch have? My mom planted like 6 more blueberry bushes. I think the Robins are skipping the worms and just going for the berries. Fattest birds on the block. :)

Pattie said...

A sh**load! If you lived close, I could put you in corn for a LOOOONG time. I plan to freeze what I can and give a lot away. Our Mulberry tree suffered the same demise. Then there is purple bird doo all over the place!

Susan Carlin said...

I'd know those toes anywhere. It must be so great to be surrounded by so much green.