Sunday, July 6, 2008

Knee High by the Fourth of July




One of my very favorite things about summer is sweet corn! I like mine buttered with lots of kosher salt. Easily I can munch down 2 ears. When I make it at home I roast it on the grill. I peel off the leaves and save them for my horses to feast on. Then I place the corn directly on the grill grate. It only takes about 15 minutes to roast it this way. It's fast and you have no mess to clean up. This yarn is from Crazy Monkey Creations and is called Panda Toes. Click here to go to her Etsy store.The colorway is Ripening grapefruit. I think it looks like Sweet Corn. Want a bite?





Here in the Midwest the farmers have an expression "knee high by the fourth of July". It is a gauge of how well your corn crop will be. It means that the growing conditions have been good so far. I have known that saying since I was a child. Every year I make sure to keep a watch on the progress of the corn growing. The corn is almost to my waist. That means a great corn crop for our farmers! Hallelujah!



This is a shot of the field corn crop growing across the road from us. By the time it is ready it will be about 12 feet tall. If Bruce was growing sweet corn it would only grow about 4 to 5 feet tall. One of my all time favorite songs that I sing almost everyday is from the musical "Oklahoma". 'Oh what a beautiful morning' has a line that says; "The corn is as high as an elephant's eye, An' it looks like its climbin' clear up to the sky." The lyrics are very true!



The weekend has been absolutely beautiful. The weather is warm and sunny. Also very low humidity. As I thought back on our past 4th of July weekends I can't remember one as perfect as this one. We did a lot this weekend. So much so that this afternoon we are relaxing a bit. I have lots more to share with you.
I hope your holiday weekend was wonderful! Until next time.................

9 comments:

Renna said...

The yarn is eye-poppingly pretty! In fact, I love that picture!

When I see high corn like that, it always makes me think of that movie, Field of Dreams. ;-)

It was pretty hot here in our area this weekend, but the humidity was lower, to the point that being outdoors was enjoyable as long as we were under one of our many shade trees. :-)

PS-That's a pretty sassy, skin showing photo you posted. You may have to up the 'rating' of your blog. ;-) Just kidding, LOL! ;-Þ

Jennifer said...

I love that saying! The corn on the cob and that lovely yarn make my mouth water. This post brings back memories of the summer I detassled corn.

Jennifer said...

Great yarn! And now you've made me want some sweet corn.

Quiltersal said...

Love the corn...Adore the yarn! Pretty humid here in SW Missouri so I stayed indoors....knitting and sewing all weekend....Thanks for the comment on my blog...Keep working on those PC's.

Wool Winder said...

That's a popular saying in Vermont too. My husband grew up there. Down here in Texas most of the corn is already harvested by the 4th. Roasted corn is the best!

Liz said...

Mmmm corn. One of my guilty pleasures. And your yarn looks good enough to eat. It was a sad sad day, when I learned I was allergic to corn. (I eat it anyway)

tina said...

Corn is one of my favorite things ever. I grew up in Florida so Zellwood corn holds a place in my heart, and of course there is Silver Queen as well. Here I've found much great corn at the farmers market lately but it looks like I should be sitting on your front porch with a pan of boiling water pretty soon!

The yarn is LOVELY, it does look like corn!

Jenny Girl said...

It does look like the corn! Beautiful yarn and corn.
How much corn do you plant? It looks like acres and acres. Wow.
Glad it is growing well.

Marsha said...

Oh, My, that yarn really does look like an ear of corn! OK, maybe that is "corny" but the color is so similar. :-)