The next big item on their let's-steal-it list is corn. I guess all these beautiful rows of corn that make up the corn maze are just too tempting to say no. Seriously?? You really think it's okay to come to the corn maze and rip out the ears?
The joke's on them however. One mom went in the corn maze with her huge baby stroller. You already know where I'm going with this. She hid over two dozen ears of corn underneath her baby, covering it all with a blanket on a hot 90 degree day.
She was actually caught in the parking lot unloading it all to the trunk of her car. The owner tried to explain this is not HUMAN corn. It's corn grown with all kinds of crazy fertilizers for COWS. If she feeds it to her kids, they are going to get very sick!! She loaded it up anyway and drove off with her license plate number firmly written down in the log.
Night before last we caught three kids from the local Baptist Church stealing water from the closed snack bar, and two more were chased off after trying to haul pumpkins out the back gates. They left, the pumpkins stayed.
Corn is rather a weird looking plant, so I thought I'd show you the root system. About six inches above the ground, these spikes reach out for water and air. The same spikes grow underneath the soil, making it a very tough plant. There's rarely any that fall over with that kind of stable base secured in the dirt.
It looks just like "real" corn on the outside, but the inside has much smaller kernels. This will all be green chopped and hauled to a local dairy for feed once we close down.
Yesterday we found three cell phones, two sets of keys and one hundred dollars laying on the ground. Too bad I wasn't the finder. If no one claims the money, it will go to the ticket girl who found it. I played hot dog girl all afternoon again until one of our kids got sick from too much sun. I'm hoping it cools off this week!! It's been so hot, all our sunflowers are dying.
Five and a half more days ..... not that I'm counting!!!!
Total miles walked so far: 208.95 I'm now strong as an ox, but finally getting tired.