Friday, September 25, 2009

Corn in the backyard 2009, week 18

September 20

I know you've all been waiting on the edge of your seats to see how the corn has been doing. I'm pleased to say that it is still standing and continues to dry in preparation for harvest. Check back soon for a view of the corn on September 27th! Thanks for visiting!


  1. In some areas I have noticed that entire fields of corn are left standing through the whole winter without being harvested - for what purpose, I do not know.
    If that is the case for your field, will we continue to be updated weekly on its progress??
    (you can tell I am very loathe to give up the only pleasure of my week)

  2. Kathryn,

    I'm like you in that I can't fathom life without weekly corn-growth updates. Even if the Riggenbachs' neighbor harvests his corn sometime soon, I'm hoping that Kurt will find some corn pics on the Internet to post. This will help to keep everyone's spirit up.

  3. Jeremy, I am laughing my head off at your comment! :-)

  4. Kathryn -- I hadn't considered the possibility of the corn remaining all winter, but I would be happy to endure the sacrifice of providing weekly corn updates for our readers as long as needed.

    Now that you've got me thinking, assuming the corn is harvested this fall, perhaps we could post weekly pictures of the stubble in the field to show how quickly it decomposes. Perhaps that would also satisfy Jeremy's need for corn photos.