Saturday, September 11, 2010

Walking in Red "Snow"

These pictures are from a few years ago, but I love them so much, and they represent what we are doing here at the farm.  When you pick corn and haul it in to put in the bins, the kernels have a red kind of protective skin, kind of like a peanut has its brown skin.  The kernel is not covered in this skin; the skin is found at the base of the kernel where it is attached to the cob.  We call them "bee's wings."  Anywho..... that is what you see floating in the air and piling up on the ground for the girls to play in: red snow!






 And this is how we clean up from all this snow:  
Daddy and the SUPER-SIZED air compressor to the rescue!

That's about it from the farm.  Oh!  I mowed the yard tonight with a beautiful sunset to entertain me, and I ended up mowing in the dark!  I think that was only the second time I have ever had to turn the lights on.  Can't wait to see the spots I missed in the morning!  ACK!

16 comments:

  1. When I do that I always miss some place you want to run and get it cut before everyone else does

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  2. What great photos. I never thought of using the air compressor to get them out of my daughter's hair. I had to pick them out the other night before she went to bed.

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  3. Hi Lana, I've never seen anything like that before.... Bee's wings, huh??? I love the idea of calling it RED Snow... The girls enjoyed it, didn't they???

    It's getting dark sooner these days.... Good luck with your night mowing... Put a big headlight on the mower!!!!! ha

    Have a great Sunday.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. What fun! I have never done that nor lived on a farm... The girls are lucky to have such wonderful memories later on.

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  5. Wow, looks like SO much fun. Farm life really suits Tink and Bear it seems.......

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  6. I love those pics! Especially of TG cleaning em' up. My husband comes home from work covered in that stuff. lol!

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  7. Those are some really sweet shots of your girls. I love the ones where their dad is cleaning them up!

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  8. I just love those photos!!! I love seeing the corn 'chaff' in the air above the girls. There's nothing like a busy farm at harvest time!

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  9. Lana, your post on my blog touched my heart. Thanks for stopping by...

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  10. oh, what great photos and they just speak fun! I love the air compressor idea! I would have just tried a bath, which would have made things worse. Great post.

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  11. Lana - thank you so much for your support. I really need it and appreciate it so much. I will keep you updated witht he blog. Evaluation tomorrow.

    xo Erin

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  12. Fun photos! I'm a wanna-be-farm girl from the suburbs. I'm now following you so I can live vicariously through you!

    Come on over and follow me at my blog, Delicious as Pie.

    Kate (www.deliciousaspie.blogspot.com)

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  13. such adorable girlies....sisterly love is sweet for sure! i was just saying to my southern beau yesterday that i've never mowed a yard or operated a lawnmower....don't hate me! i just didn't have the opportunity growing up and now i live in a condo. i'm dreaming of the house i'll have one day complete with yard that i can mow! until then can i just live vicariously through you and your farm adventures? i hope you had a wonderful weekend! xoxo

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  14. You joined the blog hop right in front of me so I'm just stopping by to say hello! I love, love, love the photos!

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  15. Great photos!
    Our beans are SO FAR from being ready to be picked. I feel like I'm watching them for signs that fall is finally here and I can pull my sweaters out of storage. Meanwhile, today, I'm a bit sweaty.

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