Sunday, September 12, 2010

Harvesting Corn, Kid Style

It's nearly harvest time around here. The kids decided to get an early start. They grabbed a wheelbarrow and made their way to the nearest corn field. And the picking commenced.

Oh, no! Was that one of the guys? Do you think they saw us taking the corn?


Shhh. Let's stand here very quietly and maybe they won't notice us.


Always the daredevil, the Little Miss ventures out to drop another ear off into the wheelbarrow.


Abort, abort! Here they come!


When the coast is clear again, they decide to count their losses and haul what they have to the "barn."


Here they begin shelling the corn, putting the grain into the grain cart. By hand. This is a time consuming process that mommy loves.





Because little hands taking the kernels off one by one keeps kids occupied and quiet for a l-o-n-g time.

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12 comments:

Tractor Mom said...

You need to buy the poor children a corn sheller! Now you won't have to buy toilet paper for a while!

Come by when you get all the corn picked...

Megryansmom said...

Brilliant idea! I think I'm going to get some corn for my kids to shell. Happy Sunday

Shannon said...

Keeps kids occupied for a long time?

I gotta get me a corn field, STAT.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Those are some LUCKY kids!!!!

Delberta said...

Such hard working little farmers. Love it. Please save me the cobs.

Susan said...

Where can I get a corn field?

Me, the boys and a Farm... said...

I love it!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

How fun! I bet that will be one of those fond memories that they look back on years from now.

Farming Fabulously said...

I love this idea! Will be using for sure in a few years.

Blarney said...

Umm ... like are you watching me when I head over to the field to pick up all my fall home decor items?

Teri said...

Kid labor. Can't beat it. hehe

Carrie77 said...

Adorable idea!