October 19, 2021

From the Fields: Blast from the past

Something about seeing a combine and an auger cart rolling through a field gets me all excited for fall. This week we should start seeing some more fall-like weather, as well. Bring on the sweaters, cardigans and hoodies. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the summer and being tan and hanging out at the beach, but by the end of summer I’m ready for a change in the weather. That’s one of the greatest things about living in the Midwest, I think, getting to experience all the seasons. It seems like once one season is coming to an end, everyone is ready for the next season to start. Each season has it cons, but I think the pros outweigh them all. I’m a big believer in looking on the bright side of every situation and the weather is just one of them.

With the start of harvest comes the annual corn husking contest. This contest brings the community to the past and shows how corn used to be harvested before heavy equipment made it easier. This year, the contest will be held on Oct. 2 at Geyer Farms in Bremen, Indiana. If you are free that weekend and looking for something to do, this event is worth checking out. Maybe even get a team of four together and compete or go solo and compete by yourself. It’s open to anyone who wants to participate. If picking corn isn’t your thing, there is usually an array of other activities out there, as well. They usually have an antique equipment show and sometimes even homemade ice cream made with an old hit n’ miss engine. You can check out the Indiana Corn Husking Association Facebook page to check out all the details of the event.

Jesi Davenport

Jesi Davenport

Plymouth, Ind.