Camera Clicks and Commentary from a Kansas Farm Wife
Portrait in Ice
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Marking milestones is part of our family tradition. In our dining room, a handmade wooden growth chart recorded Jill's and Brent's height each birthday. Kinley's measurements have now been duly recorded for posterity, and Brooke will join the brood come September, when she turns 1.
We don't have a growth chart available in the corn field across the road. But my trusty human measuring stick provides a benchmark for the ever-changing 2015 corn crop.
I spent last Wednesday through Saturday at the Great Plains UMC annual conference in Wichita. I couldn't believe the difference when I returned to the County Line. The combination of sunshine and rainfall seemed to kick the corn into high gear. Above is the photo from June 15.
Just a week before (June 7), the corn didn't cover nearly as much of my lovely model.
And here he is, back on June 1. That quite a difference in half a month, don't you think?
The corn crop is getting regular doses of rain and sunshine, which seems to be a good prescription for growth. Pretty soon, maybe that line from the musical "Oklahoma!" will come to pass: "The corn is as high as an elephant's eye. And it looks like it's climbing clear up to the sky." It seems to have a good start anyway!