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Picking corn
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farmall    Posted 10-13-2004 at 20:09:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]

2 more evenings or one Sat, and ill be through Woooooooooohooooooooo. Thats with a bittersweet happiness,a as it is neat to pick corn. its just the stress of trying to get it done

deadcarp    Posted 10-14-2004 at 01:34:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
we shocked ours but dad used to pick corn by hand in iowa. they had leather/rivets thumb protectors. you snap off the ear, strip it and pitch it into the wagon.

Rowdy    Posted 10-13-2004 at 22:09:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
What ya need is a good woman to help ya out with that stuff!! :)

Old Coot    Posted 10-13-2004 at 21:21:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ive picked more corn then you could shake a stick at and i sure know what you mean...How many acres are you picking??? I remember back in the late sixties i think its was 67 or 68 we had a bumper crop of corn....The picker could hardly handle it!! I had a 237 JD mounted on a Super 88 oliver at the time....She sure was a smooth running unit...picked corn until christmas pretty much going all the hours we could the whole time only stopping for sleep....It was cold snowy and the oliver had no power steering and she sure was a bearcat to handle....We got lucky with just a powder of snow on the ground through most of it and the day i got done picking it started to snowing real bad and just kept snowing...I think we had record snow fall that year...Picked around 700 acres of corn that year two rows at a time...Long day since i had to milk also and do hog chores...Plus all the neighbors counted on me to open up the end rows on their fields.....The good old days...

Happy Farming
Old Coot

James(a)    Posted 10-13-2004 at 20:55:03       [Reply]  [No Email]

Farmal,When i was a kid we didnt have a tractor,just a mule and wagon.We would pull the corn by hand and throu it ahead of us then pass the pile and throug the corn behind us on the pile. After pulling the corn we would then come down the rows picking it up and througing it on the wagon. Then we would pull the fodder and bundle it up and pile it the way we did the corn.Then store it all in the barn. Those were good days and bad days too.Dad didnt get a tractor until 1961 a 52 8n witch i still have Dad passed away in may on mothers day 1970. The tractor was in mint condition but i loaned it out a few times and now its in pretty ruff shape.I also have a 51 ford 8n and like a dummy loaned it to a neightbor and he fliped it over on him and killing him.Its sitting out in the pasture now because i havent the heart to fix it.Well i think i will get off the soap box and go to bed,So good night all. James

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