Thursday, November 3, 2011

A WONDERFUL GUY (I'm as Corny as Kansas in August)

Sportin' more tassels than a stage full of Vegas striptease artist, she stands strong and tall. Her silky strands blow softly in the wind as her body rustles to and fro in the valley's breeze. The aroma of her sweet perfume arises to greet the afternoon sun. Corn, a member of the grass family, is one of the many crops that are planted here on the Ponderosa. I'm not sure what we were thinkin' this year when we named her our 'Cash Crop'. Now, if that thought wasn't like a lost ball in high weeds!!!

Everybody knows the quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket but that' just not the farm way. We take every blessed cent and put it into our land, herds or machinery. Makin' a livin' on a farm is much like gambelin', we're only a hail storm, flood or drought away from poverty. That's why many farmers have jobs off the farm simply to put food on the table for his family. Lord knows, this is one chick who's learned to squeeze a quarter so tight the eagle screams. It's easy to invest a years salary puttin' a crop in the ground. Due to 'fixed' market reports the price of corn fell harder than a drunk on a corn mash wagon at harvest time. I'd be streachin' it to tell you that it's even gonna cover our expenses but we're still as happy as if we'd had good sense. It's just the way we fly!

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Poor 'Farm Boy', I seem to only take pictures of him when he's dirty. What can I say? The man gets dirty when he's workin' and he's always workin'. No matter what, dusty 'Pigpen' makes my heart swoon today even more than it did almost forty years ago.

Did ya'll know that an average ear of corn has 800 kernels in sixteen rows? Who figures this stuff out? If ya bagged up a pound of corn, that bag would contain 1,300 kernels. Each year a single US Farmer provides food and fiber for 129 folks- 97 Americans and 32 on foreign soil. Fifty five per~cent of our corn in the US is shipped to overseas markets. Corn is produced by every continent in the world except Antarctica. Truly, I'm not just hangin' noodles on your ears here.

When it's so hot the hens in the hen-house are layin' hard boiled eggs and it's drier than happy hour at the Betty Ford Clinic the leaves and stalks of the corn begin to dry into a crispy brown fiber. As the yellow kernels start to dimple prettier than the face of Shirley Temple, we know it's time to pull in the combine for harvest time on the Ponderosa.

This show tune was written especially for Mary Martin's spunky bubbly personality for the original 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical, South Pacific. It was later sung by Mitzi Gaynor in the 1958 film adaption. I too can sing "I'm as corny as Kansas in August" or be so stinkin' poor that we have to go down to the local KFC and lick other people's fingers, I can rest in the fact that I'm in love with "A WONDERFUL GUY!!!"

CORNY JOKE: What did the corn say when she got complimented?
ANSWER: "Awwwww......shucks!"

117 comments:

  1. Oh my, that corn looks good enough to eat! I guess that's the point, huh? And that "Farm Boy" looks alright to me too.
    Your Friend, who appreciates all that Farmers do, m.

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  2. Now that I've lent you my ear, I have to say: there must be a kernel or two of truth in there, somewhere.

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  3. Our corn has sprouted... corn never sprouts we worry about that with the grain crops... there is fear that like in '92 (think that's what Dh told me) the markets are going to close entirely and they won't take it. It's so wet we're still trying to "mud out" instead of "mud in" the soys. We got lucky and only slightly "mudded in" the wheat. We did get a couple of loads of corn off yesterday but they've gone back to soys today.

    Just a crappy year.

    http://www.goodreads.com/fw2books

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  4. Have I told you lately that I love you? lol - My blog has had 20 hits this afternoon just from you leaving a sweet comment over @PW's blog. Thanks for always supporting and encouraging me. I'm one blessed daughter-in-law.

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  5. That corn looks good !! ready to eat......love from me...xxx...Ria...

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  6. The one thing I miss about living on the farm is fall harvest. The corn we raised was cut into silage, and to me the smell of the harvest was like perfume. It brings back such wonderful memories.

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  7. I'm sooooooooo glad there are still people like you, doing what you do! Will be a sad day when all farmers are just "big business" dudes. -sigh-

    Gentle hugs,
    "It is a joy to walk in the bare woods. The moonlight is not broken by the heavy leaves. The leaves are down, and touching the soaked earth, Giving off the odors that partridges love."
    ~ Robert Bly, Solitude Late at Night in the Woods

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  8. Really sorry to hear about the price of corn.

    But I know what you mean about hubby, Nezzy.
    Congratulations on your almost 40 years!

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  9. Oh gosh, I'm ashamed to say that I remember Mitzi Gaynor :(
    Farming, way too much work for me! I'm grateful for others like yourselves to do it for us!!
    Love Di ♥

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  10. Little bit of country never hurt anyone! I live next to "Mr. Agriculture". He travels to Brazil and China, etc.and talks to those folks about N.C. Soybeans and corn. He so upset about this years crop too, including hay. There was no second cut here .... so I had to load up, store away like a squirrel to make it through to May. Good Luck to us all, sista!

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  11. You are blessed to have such a good hard working fella. That makes up for all the money in the world as far as I'm concerned. Farming is not easy at all. I too am thankful for those of you that do provide what we eat. I'm a city gal and know very little about farming, so hanks for all that info today . Because of it I'm even more thankful.

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  12. I've always wanted to live on a farm. I've never wanted to do all the hard work involved though. In my dreams farm life is easy as pie :)

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  13. Aww! Thanks for visiting me. What a sweet post :) Love the pictures!

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  14. I remember what its all about when I was on our farm growin up lots of work and my daddy worked off the farm as well he had to mum satyed home and tended to the farm whilst he was at work she grew veggies and did all the canning , freezing and home made from scratch food. I do miss it , more so the animals I miss but Papa and I are planning to have Hobby farm by the time he retires. Great post love your expressions ! Have a great evening.

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  15. Found your blog through your comments. Love, love, love it. All of it!! Missouri, huh? Must have been cold there this morning. My Grandpa bought land in Branson back in the forties, quickly sold it saying he didn't want that ol' pile of rocks. Love wives who still love their husbands. Y'all have a good evening. Rita

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  16. Mitzi Gaynor--I was seven and the folks took us kids in our pajamas to the drive-in. My younger brother and sister fell asleep but I watched all of South Pacific leaning over from the middle of the back seat. My mom bought the album and played it on repeat for weeks!! I know those songs!! Thanks for the memories! I always love your posts, lady!! :):)

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  17. Interesting post to be sure. Your sayings always make me chuckle. Being a town chick, that only tried gardening once, I can't relate to that farm life. I'm not what cha would call lazy or triflin', but Lawzy Gal, I'm not cut out for the type of work that y'all do. As far as that Wonderful Guy, I can relate to the man, as I have one of my own, BUT please don't make me listen to that song again. I made it to the two minute mark and pulled my headphones off, ready to ....well, let's just say I'm a rocker through and through. Give me some screaming Git-tar that I can jiggle to and you can sing anything that you want, but yikes, I'm not cut out for that. I do enjoy your posts and I really did try...

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  18. OK, now I want some corn and not the kind in the can!!! Tee hee!

    Love,
    LuLu~*xoxo

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  19. Yep, that corn looks just beautiful!! You have a descriptive way with words that beats all!! I could read you all day! You make me laugh and also cry. You are a great writer!

    Your hubby reminds me so much of mine...he's a pigpen too...lol! And after 40 years, I still think he's cute too....I guess cuz he'll always be my boyfriend!

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  20. nice corny joke. Just wondering - can you keep it in the silos until the price goes up more? (of course it could go down more too).

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  21. I love the song....had to sing it a time or two before I could even start reading. Lot of interesting corn facts here. When I was a kid I loved seeing corn grow and walking through the rows on my uncle's farm. I'm sorry you lost your corn ball in the weeds this year. Maybe you could make one of those mazes out of the field and charge folks a lot of money to get lost in it.

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  22. What an enjoyable post filled with information I did not know about. So glad your heart stills beats faster when you see him. I think I think I need to pop my copy of South Pacific in the DVR!

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  23. What a wonderful tribute to your honey.

    That corn will beat a snowball.

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  24. That's so sweet that you're just as much in love as ever! You're lucky that you can treat yourselves to fresh corn on the cob whenever you like since it's yours to begin with!

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  25. God bless our Farmers, and yours in particular!
    Is there anyone in the whole wide world who doesn't love corn? I'm reminded of the line, "the corn is as high as an elephant's eye...". LOVE that song!! There is something that seems strangely romantic about living on a farm - I love to hear your stories!!

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  26. Love your post! so many great idioms I'd never heard... I too know what its like to squeeze a quarter that tight, especially to feed my horse habit! I'm a great supporter of California agriculture and work with the Water Alliance- happy to see you keeping track of this hard-laboring, but happy life! Corinna

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  27. Hooray for the farmers...
    Hooray for the corn...
    Hooray for autumn...
    From evening to morn!

    Okay, yeah, that was cheesy.

    Loved your post!

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  28. I didn't know corn could be so interesting!
    It's probably your way of explaining it, though. :)

    So nice that you and Farm Boy/Pigpen are still hot for each other...after 40 years!

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  29. Girlfriend only you can take pic's of corn and keep us interested until the last ear. lol
    Anyway you are going to have to teach me your trick on squeezing a quarter until the eagle screams because now that I have no job except for out here on the farm I am going to need all the advice about stretching the ole dollar or quarter.
    Love
    Maggie

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  30. It takes a special breed to be a farmer. The love for the land has got to override the profit margin that's for sure.
    I pray each day that God blesses the farmers because we would be in sad shape without them.
    Blessings

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  31. Farming is hard work!! We take it for granted when we go to the grocery store and get the fruits of your labors, but we do appreciate your hard work/dedication for sure!

    bettyu

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  32. Farming is such hard work. God bless all those who till the soil to give us food! Our corn is done here. None till next July. Short growing season here in NY.
    Have a great weekend!

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  33. Oh, your corn fields are beautiful. I went to Iowa years ago and stayed at grandma's farm, and she had rows and rows of corn stalks, and we all took a walk through them. That trip was one of the best trips and one I will always remember. You've got some good looking corn there.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  34. I love the look of a corn field rustling in the breeze. And I love eating the corn, too!

    =)

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  35. I LOVED this post. Made me smile from beginning to end. Who doesn't like corn? Too bad most of us take for granted the hard work it takes to get to our plates. Nice you still have a thing for the guy you came in with. Nothing CORNY about true love. It's serious business. Take care.

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  36. It is sad that it is so hard to make a living farming. It shouldn't be that way! I love corn; it's my favorite vegetable.

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  37. That's some beautiful corn there Nezzy!
    I grew up on a farm and I know it's not the easiest life in the world.
    There is a lot of joy to it though and things that others in the city may never understand.
    You have a great hubby there too and it sounds like you two have a wonderful marriage!
    What a wonderful thing!
    Hugs and Happy Weekend to one of the sweetest gals around!
    Cindy

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  38. You can hang noodles on my ears any old time you want, sweet thang! :) And as far as I am concerned...a working man all dirty from his work is the handsomest thing in the entire world. So say I!!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Sweetheart...
    Mona

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  39. Goodness, I had no idea one ear of corn had that many kernels. It does make me wonder about the person who took the time to figure that one out. Your corn is so pretty. All I'm seeing around here right now are the dried stalks.

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  40. Hi Nezzy! Farming has sure changed, hasn't it? I can remember when my dad was farming and mother stayed at home and cooked big noon meals for him and whoever was helping put out crops or bringing in the harvest.
    Go give that hardworking man of yours a hug and tell him we appreciate his helping to fill those grocery shelves so that we can have food for our tables.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  41. Dear Nezzy
    your posts always put a smile on my face even when you're telling a not so happy talle such as this one.
    You are a delightful lady and your hardworking man must be as proud of you as you are of him!
    wishing you a good harvest,
    Maggie

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  42. Nothing sexier than a hard-working man in a cornfield! Love corn and remember the hard work it takes to grow it! Have a blessed day dear Nezzy, HUGS!

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  43. God made dirt so a little dirt won't hurt. I love a man with "man hands" rough and strong from working. I know there are probably some really nice men out there with soft manicured hands...but for me I love my hard working man!
    So sad to hear about the price of corn. My daughter spent the summer working at the farm detassling corn. I've learned so much about pollination and cross breeding.
    I know the price of our animal feed went up and it is really hard to find hay and not have to pay an arm and a leg for it. It's been a tough year here with all the rain.
    You are a lucky woman!

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  44. Love the way you describe things! Love your farmer dirt and all, many people don't grasp what our farming hubbies do to feed us and the rest of the world, so we gotta love em lots cause they need it to keep going,might be easier not to keep farming butlove the life even when its a gamble would not want to be doing anything else. Take care and keep them coming!

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  45. What a stout person it takes to perservere in the face of a fickle nature and even more fickle market place. I go to pieces over my veggie garden and can't imagine what it must be like to have my income at risk.
    So glad you do persevere however and keep us out of the total clutches of corporate farms.
    Your dusty farm boy is looking good. I would buy a calendar of all farm boys. He would make a great October.
    Arkansas Patti

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  46. Cash crop or not I love me some corn. I don't care what the math stats are on the kernels as long as my ear has them. :)

    BTW, after living on a farm I've come to realize what ever you plant is never this years "Cash Crop." :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  47. Hey Nezzy you crack me up Ponderosa Gal...drier than happy hour at Betty Ford Clinic...I'll be laughing all night now...You have a wonderful weekend on that farm of yours...Dzintra

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  48. The Ponderose is your own little piece of heaven and you are sharing it with the love of your life, working hard and loving what you have. The two of you are an inspiration. And I want to personally thank you and all of the farmers of America. You are the best!

    Deanna of My Loves, My Life www.punkndeanna.blogspot.com

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  49. It's lovely to be in love.
    Love conquers all.
    Happy Weekend!

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  50. Another fantastic post, Nezzy...does your wonderful guy know he has a wonderful and talented gal? I am betting he does...

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  51. i'm hoping you get a good harvest, despite this despicable year of weather! :)

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  52. Nezzy you have such a great attitude...and love for your farmer and farm....I pray the weather is on your side and next crop is better and better. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  53. What a great corny post. I miss my father's farm in Ireland, so whenever I feel homesick I am going to stop over here. We never grew corn, just raised cattle, but I have a love of the land in my genes.

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  54. Love the post love the dirty guy he looks like a hard worker. It is so true about farming being like gambling sometimes you win sometimes you lose then cry and move on.
    Hope your harvest is great it looks great .I will pray for good prices. Take care B

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  55. YOU ARE THE BEST....I ALWAYS SIT HERE LAUGHING SO HARD and Nezzy, you are AWESOME!!!! That opener, with the tassles on a stripteaser...oh my goodness woman, YOU NEED TO BE WRITING FOR A MAGAZINE OR GAZETTE!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you for putting on your Ruby Slippers and coming out of Kansas for a while to visit CHEZ MOI; yep, I started an Etsy shop and I got sideblinded; I had NO IDEA I would make any money! Now I am juggling my little shop with my BIG teaching job and I am burning the candle at both ends....but loving it. THANK YOU FOR VISITING!!!! I am putting more items in my shop this weekend, I HOPE. There simply isn't enough time in the day!

    ENJOY A GREAT WEEKEND! Anita

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  56. Such beautiful fields of corn..I am sorry to hear about the corn prices..it hardly seems fair. I remember some bad years on the farm when I was growing up..some years we got new winter coats..and some years not. I know you work really hard..and when you work that hard you should get a paycheck! Far Guy is dirty half the time too..I think it is a "man" thing..along with wearing the knees out of all his jeans.
    You have a good week sweetie..it is always fun to read you..even if the subject matter is difficult..I guess that is life and we have to make the best of it.:)

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  57. Hi Nezzy, Sorry about the price of corn these days. That's a real shame.

    When I was young, we lived next door to a farm that grew corn and sold it at a stand in front of their house. It truly was the very best corn I ever ate-- just picked and so fresh. I loved looking at the kitchen window at the corn field-- it was beautiful.

    Hope your weekend is grand and you get a chance to put your feet up and rest! xo jj

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  58. Truly, I had no idea. I do despise being that ignorant so I thank you very much for the information and the education. We need to know what our farmers go through. Now I just find myself curious about all the idioms and euphemisms and expressions you use, which keep me in grins. Do you all talk this way? ;>

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  59. I grew up on a farm so I know how hard it is to make a living and how quickly things can change. Loved the post and the pictures!

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  60. Hi Nezzy, I love love love that song.... You have me singing it inside my head now... I'll be singing it all night!!!! ha

    I'm feeling better and am glad to be back!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  61. nice...glad you got you such a good farm boy...lots of interesting stuff on corn...feel for you...know its not easy but i appreciate you everytime i eat it...smiles.

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  62. You are so funny.
    Hope your crop is good!

    Have a good one.

    Melinda

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  63. Reading your posts always brings a smile to my face. I love how descriptive you get and the imagery you use in your descriptions... no one does it like you do! =)

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  64. I love a good corn field now, and i know these pictures were not taken right now. One of my favorite times of the year is to see the corn emerging from the ground, which after a little boiling goes right on my dinner plate!. Richard from Amish Stories

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  65. We thank you for being a farmer,it is so much work,my parents were farmers & you litterly work all hours of the day.
    I`m always praying for the young couple we get our hay from,it was not a good year for hay either.They struggle to keep the family farm in the family.I`ll say a prayer for you too Nezzie!phyllis

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  66. That is a LOT of corn! I bet it tastes very yummy ~ with lots of butter and salt and pepper of course. ;)

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend friend!
    xo Catherine

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  67. Ah Nezzy I love you more than a lovely piece of corn steamed perfectly with a dab of butter and S & P.

    Thanks for the smile.

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  68. You are so much fun to read and your hubby is as cute as he can be! Praise God and THANK YOU for what you do for the rest of us. We owe you a debt of gratitude - -- and MORE MONEY! This was a very educational post and your corny pics are beautiful.

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  69. When I was a teenager, I used to listen to Oklahoma on an LP all the time and also South Pacific and sang along all the tunes. I went to see the films over & over. Still love them.

    I always enjoy reading about the way farmers have to make a living. It is so different from city life. cannot be easy.
    We probably eat some of your corn.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  70. I feel crummy and stopping here I am happy as can be! I have had a tough few weeks but I am loving reading your words. You pour your heart out like a beautiful smooth rolling river. You tell it like it is and I think that is why everyone loves you so much! e mail when you can and catch me up on Miss Angel Dawn! That girl is such a hero! I hope she is still getting stronger each day. Love and hugs anne

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  71. Love that joke!

    That corn looks delicious.

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  72. What Susanintheboonies said...

    ~I just love your posts and the fact that you're in our favorite place...God's country-the Ozarks! K

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  73. Nezzy, I'm so shocked to learn that an ear has 800 kernels. Apparently I can put down 800 kernels and reach for another cob before I have time to stop and count. Yum. I always leave your blog thinking I'm going to remember some of your witty remarks and use them sometime, but alas, my memory is fading, and when I need them, they just don't come to me, but it sure is fun to come over here and read them. laurie

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  74. Thanks for your visit Nezzy -- and it's always a delight to see you down on the farm! My grandparents were farmers -- bless their souls. Good folks you keepers of the crops!

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  75. I love fresh corn and used to love picking it and taking it straight to the pot of boiling water when I was a kid and living on a farm.

    That second photo is really great. (I was going ot say amazing, but it sounded like a bad pun.)

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  76. Here`s hoping you get a good harvest! And congrats on finding such a good guy!

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  77. Born in Nebraska, I always associate corn to that state and sunflowers to Kansas. Either case, the photos are incredible.

    Off the Pier...shadows is my link, if you'd care to view.

    Have a great day.

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  78. You do have a way with words, my dear. Since my hubby grew up a farm boy, he can do or fix anything, even though he wore a tie to work every day. Can't say that for today's young men. Our grandson looks on in awe at his granddpa changing his breaks, or replacing a head gasket on his truck, not to mention fixing the furnace or pouring concrete in his spare time. Gotta love these guys who don't mind getting their hands dirty!
    Joanne

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  79. Nezzy,
    I love your humor and story telling. You make me laugh and think.

    "Everybody knows the quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket..."

    Holy cow, isn't that the truth?

    Nothing like living with your soul mate.

    All the best to and your "wonderful guy."

    Ruben
    PS thanks for your visits to Heavenly Minded & Earthly Good. That's where I do more serious stuff. I keep light at Rattus Scribus.

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  80. More tassles then a stage full of Vegas Strip tease gals...
    oh my...I laughed out loud.
    We have 1/4 section...and my hubby used to put it up in hay...before we got back together.
    NOW....we lease it out, partly to crops (this year they did peas)..and part to cows.
    We just sit around now and watch "other people" work.
    I once said to my hubs."I feel sorry for farmers wives"
    "Why"..he asked.
    "Because", said I...."they are the last ones whos needs and wants are met, as the money always goes into "the land", one way or another first."
    Hence, still lots of project in the house, that I'd like to get done, that seem to get over looked for other stuff.
    groan.
    But, I do LOVE ME SOME corn on the cob!!!!!!

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  81. Boy, did I need to be transported to Ponderosa right now! Makes me hungry and smile!

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  82. The corn here in the valley was very late this year on account of cold early summer. But when it arrived I ate so much that I had butter smeared from ear to ear.

    Do you have an encyclopedia of all those country 'isms... or are they all stored up in your head? (:

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  83. Love your corn joke sweet friend...and post. Did you get your magazine yet? I have not gotten mine...hope they come soon. Let me know if you don't get it and I will remind them once again. xoxoxo HUGS

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  84. How sweet are you two! What a cute little farmer you have there.
    xoxo
    SC

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  85. Your post reminds me of when I was a kid and we lived on a farm around Salem, Missouri. Thanks for the memories! You are certainly blessed!
    Candy

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  86. You are blessed to have him as your husband and he is blessed to have you as his bride!! You're a great couple.

    The corn is so tall....

    Hey, what did the farmer say when he picked up the corn?

    "Aw, shucks!"

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  87. That was a corny joke (o:
    Loved the pictures from Camp Grandma (o

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  88. I think you're the only person who can make a post about corn as interesting, and informative as this one...not to mention that I laugh at every other sentence!

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  89. Awww! Pigpen looks like he is always workin...So nice to read that he still makes your heart swoon!

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  90. Great post.. why do I have the verse from " corn, corn chicken and corn...swirling in my head, giggle. Hugs

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  91. Makes me wish that i had some chicken corn soup in front of me right now! Richard from Amish Stories.

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  92. I suddenly have a craving for corn! Your post is just full of great corn info. Love the little riddle at the end.

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  93. I think corn has to be most people's favorite vegetable. Even people who don't like vegetables, ie., men and boys, will eat corn!

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  94. Hiya Nezzy! Just stopping by to say..Have a great wedding this weekend, I hope the weather cooperates. I hope you get a photo or two! Best wishes to the Newlyweds! :)

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  95. Mmm. I love corn. when my husby was living in France, he and a friend drove into the country to find some yummy, fresh corn. The farmer they approached looked at them like they were crazy. 'Corn's for cows,' he said. And he was right. He was raising field corn and it was not the same sweet corn that we grow here in Canada.
    And you've heard about the farmer who retired and went around selling hammers? He bought them for a dollar and sold them for 50 cents. Someone pointed out his faulty financial plan. He said, "Beats farming!"

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  96. You never fail to make me giggle! I love the comment about the fastest way to double your money!! And the little joke at the end!

    All those rows of corn are amazing! One of my kids absolutely loves corn on the cob. He'd be happier than a pig in mud on the Ponderosa!!

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  97. You are such a bright spot in so many lives! God bless you and your sweetie!

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  98. I love coming here, you are so delightful:-) I've learned so much about corn in this post, more than I ever thought I'd know...800 kernels in 16 rows on an average ear of corn, who would have known?! hehe Makes my heart smile that you still love your hubby after all these years. Good for you!! xoxo

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  100. Nezzy, I truly think you have missed your calling as a stand up comedian! :-) I love that song. I'm married to a wonderful guy too!

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  101. I'm a little bit corny myself. I still watch old reruns of Hey Haw! :-)

    Take care and have a nice day :-)

    And thanks for your recent comment on My Blog :-)

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  102. I have a sudden craving for corn on the cob! I loved these pictures. I grew up in a rural area myself but don't know the first thing about the hard work and dedication that goes into farming and producing the things I love to eat!

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  103. As a Kansas girl, I like this post! :) Had never heard of going to KFC to lick other people's fingers :)

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  104. nice blog~ walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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  105. Really enjoyed this post. I love corn and now when I look at the little can of corn I bought last night I will have a much greater appreciation of what it took to get it to a New York City grocery. I think your Wonderful Guy has a Wonderful Gal. Hugs and love!

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  106. You always bring such a smile to me, Nezzy. Love the data, something to think about while we are enjoying our cobs.

    Have a lovely weekend.
    TTFN ~
    Hugs & love,
    Marydon

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  107. I giggled all the way through that post. You are an amazing writer. There has got to be a magazine that would see this and want to print it. Have you ever tried to get some of your writings published. If not, girlfriend, you better. You've got a great gift!

    My grandpa and my uncle were hard working farmers and I grew up loving farmers and still do even though I live in town. Actually, I so miss living in the country and always will. Thank you for your corn lingo! LOVE IT!!

    ♥Lee Ann

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  108. Wow, that corn sure is tall. We had soy beans in the fields behind us this year. I much prefer the corn. Much prettier to look at.

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  109. Beautifully written, as usual, my friend. You could supplement your income with a book deal, you know.

    "kernel of truth"...so funny

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  110. Love the way you write... my husband has always loved farming and has worked on farms in the past dreaming of one day owning our own. I have so much respect for farmers and all the hard word and dedication they put into it. Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your days. Have a great week.

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  111. Awww, shucks. So cute! Now, what else do you grow? Do you harvest it all at once or a little at a time? Will we be blessed to experience some corn from your farm here in Oregon?

    I guess I'm just going to have to head on out there and get a taste of the farm life. (I have no problem with getting dirty cause dirt seems to find me anyway.)

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  112. Your corn is beautiful Nezzy! I admire farmers with all my heart! My Grandmother was a farm girl and I always wanted to be just like her!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  113. I have great respect for farmers; they are hard working people who provide us with food.
    I greatly like corn kernels and everything made of corn flour (such as the famous polenta dish).

    I wish you and all farmers good crops and financial success.
    (And by the way, your hubby looks quite attractive in his working clothes).

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  114. We used to grow lots of corn to feed our cows but had to give up because of the damage the black birds and raccoons did to our crops. The rain would spoil the rest as the birds open every cob and ate a little bit and go to the next. The raccoons knocked the stalks down.

    It looks like you've got a fantastic crop. Thanks for sharing your farming experiences. JB

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  115. Great corn shots,and I love your idioms.

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