Category Archives: Harvest 2009

Corn on the Wolds 15th May

Growing Corn - 15th May

Growing Corn - 15th May

If you compare the two photos you can see  in the photo above how the corn is changing colour and the heads of corn are coming.
Field of corn 4th May

Field of corn 4th May

In the photo  above of 4th May the corn is still green and ‘grass’ like, as the seasons progress it will become the golden field of corn that we all recognise.
We all depend on the seasons and the harvest of crops . 
We are the same as birds and wild animals in that respect
We are lucky we can save time and get a ready made meal, but in the first place this ready made meal had to be grown by a farmer.
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The two photos below show  Early April 2009 and  15th May 2009
Early April 2009

Early April 2009

14th May 2009
Our future food on 15 May 2009

Our future food on 15 May 2009

It’s great that the countryside is lush and green – sorry there aren’t any birds in these photos.  There were plenty of birds flitting about and singing when I took the photos though.

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Corn growing on the Yorkshire Wolds – week 3

The corn is still green, but it has grown since the last photo on 20th April.   Growing corn is a slow business from planting to harvesting.  The farmer has to watch it every stop of the way.

The whole countryside is lush with green.  It is raining now so that is good for the corn and the grass.

A healthy, lush  countryside looked after by farmers is also a good countryside for our native birds. 

Below are some photographs taken on 4th May and the end one was taken on 20th April.

 

A field of corn and an old established hedge

A field of corn and an old established hedge

corn reaching for the sky

corn reaching for the sky

A healthy field of corn

4th May - A healthy field of corn

Below is corn growing 20th April 2009

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Corn growing in Yorkshire

I thought I would take weekly photos of the corn growing and how it changes as the weeks go by.

We are lucky to live in a country that can grow our food  like this. 

This countryside is home to a lot of our native  birds.  They scurry in and out of the hedge bottoms, flit in and out of the hedgerows and sit on branches of trees.  This countryside is there home – share it with them for a few weeks and share the changing colour of the corn.

Photo taken early April

EarlyApril 2009

EarlyApril 2009

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Corn growing on 20th April

You won’t be able to see much difference, but believe me the corn has grown in just over one week.

In July or August the corn will be ready for harvesting and the combine harvester with spring into action like some sleeping beast that comes out of hibernation once a year.

It’s a skill knowing the exact time to combine the corn.  Does anyone know, or would anyone like to learn

Trisha