Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Knee High By the 4th of July

Claire and I have been planning this blog entry for about a month now!
One day in early June when we were driving back from school through the cornfields near our house, I commented on how Czech corn was not growing according to the little rhyme I learned when I was little…“Knee high by the 4th of July”. It was already knee high in early June!
So from then on we started carefully watching how fast the corn was growing, waiting for the 4th of July to see how big it actually was on that day. And today was the day for checking it!
Unfortunately, this isn’t sweet corn…they don’t grow it here. This corn will end up in the mouths of farm animals for the most part. If you want sweet corn on the cob you have to go to Tesco, the big grocery store in the city nearby, and buy it in the frozen food section! It’s not very tasty - kind of mushy in fact. We’ve only have it once…that was enough.
So on this 4th of July we won’t be having corn on the cob…sniff sniff. But we are grilling hamburgers and thanking God for our good country - Happy Birthday America!

1 comment:

  1. Oh lonely post...just begging for a comment! The axiom sure is true here in Oregon. As we were driving down the highway today I noted field after field of knee high corn. Either you have genetically modified "super corn" in Czech or they plant it earlier. Either way, in Oregon the old saying still rings true.