Why America Feeds the World
The girlies and I witnessed this little marvel of modern technology do its thing today. The corn is dry enough and is now being harvested for feed. There WERE 85 acres of corn surrounding our little (big..) farmhouse. The hum of this baby woke us up today. Too much fun to watch - I tell you I've never seen anything like it in my life. This little puppy cuts several rows of corn down simultaneously, pulls the stalks underneath where the magic is worked. SOMEHOW it separates the corn kernels from the cobs, spits the kernels into a gigantic hopper, and when it's full that arm there zooms out and fills some big carts attached to a tractor. Then they get hauled away - no doubt to feed some sort of cattle that I might just be BBQ'ing in a few weeks. He got most of it done today. It looks like a few acres are left away across in a northwesterly direction. We're not in Philly anymore.
Almost 85 acres - one man in one day. God Bless America!!