Hello everyone. I was going to link my last post "Hidden Gems" to Good Fences. However I had a chance to get out the other day and make some fresh images so I'm using them for Good Fences today.
I would also like to clear up a misconception.
In one of my recent blog posts' title "November Landscapes" I shared some images that included corn shocks. Some of my blog commenters called them "haystacks", however they are not made of grass. I realize alot of my followers are not familiar with the Nebraska Amish so I thought I would share a bit of information today. You can click on the Nebraska Amish link for more info. One thing to note if you read the link is the population of amish has spilled over into Penns Valley where I live since we are not far from "The Big Valley"
Today we will take a much closer look at a "corn shock". As you can see in the following image, these are actually full grown corn stalks. Then the Amish cut them and stack them into these tepee looking stacks or "shocks" as they are called, for the corn to dry and also to keep it off the ground so it doesn't pick up more moisture. At some time in the future they will take the corn shocks and either put them through a horse drawn corn picker to husk them or they will husk them by hand.
Some of the shocks can get rather weather beaten from the snow, rain and wind until this is done. I love to see them all over the hillsides.
Please click on images to make them larger. Sorry for such a long post today.
Linking with Theresa at Run Around Ranch for
Yogi, Sylvia and Sandy for SKYWATCH FRIDAY.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.