Amish Farm Mosaics

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I really thought these corn shocks were cool.

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“One of the most well-known ways of taking in corn is through shocking it. The first step is for the farmer to drive his team of horses, pulling a machine called a binder which cuts the cornstalks off close to the ground. The binder then makes bundles of corn which must be gathered by hand and stacked up in a teepee-style pile. Although the cornstalks are now dry, the corn is probably not dry enough to be stored safely.  The whole idea is to prevent the corn ears from falling on the ground and absorbing moisture. When the corn is dry, it will be gathered on a wagon and either shucked by hand or run through the corn picker.”

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I’ll be linking up to The Barn Collective at Tom the Backroads Traveler and to Mosaic Monday with Maggie at Normandy Life.

ht: Dutchman News

19 thoughts on “Amish Farm Mosaics

  1. Learned something new today about corn shocks. Your post made me remember visits to a wildlife area surrounded by farms that grew corn. The farmers were kind enough to leave some corn in the fields for the birds…. Happy Monday!

  2. When we lived in NY we often took a weekend drive to the Amish area of Pennsylvania. It is where my children saw farm animals and learned how blacksmiths worked and how the land was plowed. We’d eat at “family style” restaurants and buy apple and pumpkin butter to bring home and quilted pot holders and place mats. All nice memories that your photos brought back to me, Ellen.

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