Saturday, September 26, 2009

Harvest



This picture was taken at Freeport, where one of my German ancestors hopped off the boat to start a new life. Would anyone like to guess how many times in the 600+ posts to this blog I've mentioned that tidbit? Whatever the answer is, it's about the same number of times I've mentioned that my mother is kin to Wayne Newton, a fact which bemuses me. Don't ask me to connect the dots to that arm of the family tree, all I know is it's on my mother's father's side.

Anyway, although this photo was taken at Freeport it could just as easily have been taken anywhere in Gloucester, Mathews or Middlesex Counties; there are many corn fields around here.

The corn is being harvested now, and before too long they'll begin on the soybeans, which are on a slightly different time table. Some soybean fields are still lush green; others are peppered with yellowing plants; and still others are getting ready to turn brown, which is the final color before the harvest.

When we were kids Middle Sister and I sometimes played in the fields after the harvest. There would be the occasional ear of corn that we'd pick up for the pony, who absolutely loved it. Then there was the time, late at night, we took some of the leftover stalks and drove through the courthouse with them hanging out the window of my Volkswagen bug.

But that's a story for another time.

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p.s. What is this post about? Is it about corn? Wayne Newton? Freeport? Soybeans? Teenage stupidity? No, I think this post is about the hazards of blogging when exhausted and the importance of a muzzle knowing when to stop. Happy Saturday, the very best day of the week.

7 comments:

Annie said...

and a Happy Saturday to you to cbw.

Hope you have a great weekend!

I love the fact that you are closely aligned to the land there...I do enjoy reading all your posts..early or late...you can still make us laugh!

Grandma J said...

It's all about the corn. And I know all about corn because ADM can make anything from corn. I just found that out at the movies.
Ok, I'm a day late and a dollar short, but my days are passing at lightning speed lately.

Country Girl said...

It's all about the porn.

I mean the corn.

The corn porn.

Happy Saturday, my friend.

Living on the Spit said...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Daryl said...

Can you imagine all the bloggers who think you drove a car through a courthouse?

I think Kate's had enough soy beans for a while

Someone on my father's father's side was related to Fatty Arbuckle .. that's all I will say about that.

Mental P Mama said...

I hope your children don't read this;) Happy Saturday!

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

Fields of corn right after harvest are fun. They smell good. They mean autumn.