I really thought these corn shocks were cool.
“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.”
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”
Very nice photos. It looks very dry.
I had seen corn shocks before but never knew their purpose. Have a wonderful weekend.
I especially love your last photo of the farm. Idyllic!
The corn shocks are wonderful and so is the horse-drawn plow…. there are not so many family farms around out in the rest of the country; it’s a joy to see these isn’t it?
Love the corn shocks. Don’t they look great in the fields. Ours are rather mechanised and covered in plastic these days. B x
Ellen, these are fabulous! You certainly saw soon great sights in Amish country. Thanks for being here today, stop back when you can.
very nice images. the corn shocks are cool, i see them all the time where I live.
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!
Such a gentle bucolic scene, very peaceful too. Happy Mosaic Monday, hope you have a great week.
Such good memories of our visit to Amish country!
It is so interesting to see such a different way of life.
I love these scenes…love this time of year in general.
Such charming scenes and to see things done in the old-fashioned way is quite wonderful.
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.
Wonderful scenes from Amish country. I’d love to visit someday.
You can tell these people are hard working and appreciate order and beauty.
Ellen, I’ve not seen corns shocks before. I love how they look. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.
I forget sometimes that people still farm by hand. I’m sure it’s a lot of hard work but well worth it in the end. The stacks are very artistic to see.