We worked again on taking down some of the corn maze. Al uses his boot knife to harvest entire stalks while I go to another end of the field just to pull dried ears of dent corn. The livestock love the cornstalks. They are not nutritious enough to be a complete diet but the animals love them as treats, especially when they come across the ears of corn still hanging on the stalk.
I picked and shucked half a dozen big buckets of corn. I shuck while I'm in the field. There is a special way to twist the corn while it is still on the stalk so that it just slips right out of the shucks clean as can be. It was a sunny but very windy day. The noise among the drying cornstalks was so loud that Al and I could not call back and forth to each other while we worked so instead we enjoyed the not-quite-peace-and-quiet.
We'd finally had a few days of rain in the past week followed by some warmer sunny days. I found a few sprouting ears of corn on the ground that I felt were quite beautiful. The fresh green of the sprouts was such a contrast to the drying brown of the parent plants. It made me smile.