Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Knee High by the 4th of July

The 4th of July is a great time to celebrate our country's independence, spend time with family and friends, shoot off fireworks (especially after Iowa made it legal this year), and check our crops.  It's been tradition for decades that farmers check their crops, especially corn, to see if it is "Knee High by the 4th of July."  Now while knee high isn't the benchmark farmers are necessarily wanting now and the goal is more like chest high, it is still a fun tradition for our family to benchmark our corn (and family's) growth every year (see 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012).

Knee High by the 4th of July - Corn in Iowa

We hope you all have had a great Independence Day!  What are some of your favorite family traditions for the 4th of July?  Remember to Comment for a Cause.


  1. I hope you all had a great 4th of July! I couldn't resist getting a similar picture in front of the corn at my parents' house. While we are not farmers, we have always talked about knee high by the fourth of July. So it was fun to mimic your picture. Have a great one!

    1. It's a fun tradition for everyone! I saw on Instagram last night people that were simply going on a bike ride taking their "Knee High" photo. :) Hope you had a great 4th of July too!

  2. Happy belated fourth of July:)