We have a farm to the South of us and this year they planted corn. There was the initial disking of the ground to prepare it for seed . Turn up the sound for this video!
A few days later it was seeded. But then this happened.
We worried that the seeds might not survive with this cold and snow. But my husband and I are not farmers. The corn did survive.
And it began to grow and grow.
Then in the autumn it matured and the squirrels had a marvelous time feasting on the corn cobs.
Then yesterday the huge combine harvester could be heard in the field. I put on a coat (it is cold here now) and went out with my phone to capture some of the action, The harvester cuts down the stalks, takes the cobs and removes the corn kernels, stores them, then spits out the stalks and corn cob husks. When the harvester has filled up with corn kernels it funnels them out onto a trailer pulled by a truck that follows alongside the harvester. At the start of the video you can see the yellow stream of corn coming out of the harvester. It is quite a sight to see this machine taking down the corn so do take a look! They were still out harvesting in the dark. When I went to bed at 10pm I could see the lights of the harvester in another field. Farmers work long hours!
Today the field was disked and next spring a new crop will be planted. My guess is that next year it will be soy beans. I hope the squirrels have stored away some kernels for the winter.