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.
Below is corn growing 20th April 2009
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
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