Monday, July 4, 2016

Knee High by the 4th of July

Knee high by the 4th of July is an old farmer saying and benchmark for a good corn crop.  But with improved seed genetics and farming practices, farmers expect their corn to be at least waist high if not head high (or higher, like we are seeing this year) on our farm in North Iowa.

Knee High by the 4th of July in North Iowa (Franklin County) 2016
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It has become tradition for us to take a Knee High by the 4th of July photo every year.  It is a fun way to document our farm family, as well as our crop progress for the year.  Check out past years - 2015201420132012.  This year's corn crop looks the most similar to 2012, but add three more kids!

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10 comments:

  1. Love this picture of the corn and your beautiful family! Hope your holiday was fabulous! Miss you!

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    1. Miss you too Beth Ann! We had a great 4th of July spending time with both family and friends. Hope you had a great holiday too.

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  2. I love this tradition and how there seem to be more people in each picture! ;-) I'd say you hit the knee high benchmark. I hope you guys had a lovely 4th!

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    1. Thanks Carlee! I love how our "crop" of kids is growing too :)

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  3. Love it and your whole dang family!!

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  4. Miss L doesn't seem to happy to have her picture taken in this year's photo! Still love the "standing pyramid" from 2012!!!

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