The corn turned out better than I expected and every week I've been watching it as it matured and now as it dries.
|The leaves are starting to die on the corn plants, but still very green|
|the tips of two ears; top one a bit drier than the bottom|
|No sign of the black layer yet|
The combine is working; greased and oiled and charged up. the corn head is welded up and ready to go; I'm hooking up the grain drier this week so that I can dry the corn down to something that will keep very well - I'd like to be able to feed this corn to my pigs for the next year.
And I should probably start thinking about putting aside some of this crop for the seed corn for next year. I've been pretty pleased with it; it's open-pollinated organic corn; so unlike hybrids should be pretty similar next year. Plus it's a heck of a lot cheaper to put up my own seed than buy it again. Seed corn is expensive.