Evidence of a Corn Harvest
Howell Farm is blessed with a bumper crop of field corn this autumn, and there's plenty still left to be harvested. Yesterday a group of local farmers and farm interns visited to help harvest it the old-fashioned way -- by hand. Over the summer, the corn stalks grew as tall as 16 feet (resulting in a blue ribbon at the Mercer County 4-H Fair), the tallest anyone around here can remember. June's record setting rainfall (the wettest June in New Jersey history) may have played a role in the corn's growth, though one can't be certain. A deer fence around the corn helped increase yields as well.
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The Furrow is the online newsletter of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm. We will be updating this site about once a week with crop reports and other insights into life on a horse-drawn living history farm.
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