Sunday, July 20, 2014

Is our Corn gonna GRADUATE????

OMD   our corn has TASSELS ....  ALL READY.....         NO it isn't wearing a MORTARBOARD and gettin ready to GRADUATE....   it is getting set to POLLINATE the ears of corn ... as they start to Form...  


Follow ME (Frankie Furter) and I will show you...

 We plant our corn in short rows...  East to West...   so the westerly winds will help the Tassels to spread the pollen to the baby cobs...   the Pollen sticks to the corn SILK and goes down to the tiny kernels of corn....   and make them GROW...    do you see that little SHRUB like thingy on the bottom right???     THAT is what is called a VOLUNTEER tomato...   we didn't actually PLANT it...  the thingy just came up on its OWN...Ernie claims it is HIS tomato vine from where mom throws all the Scraps and stuffs from LAST year's Tomatoes... back into the garden...  and it Took Root and came up...     we don't know EXACTLY what Variety it will become... Maybe BeefSteak... or  Amish Paste..    It will be a surprise.       
 NOW back to the CORN.......This one is just starting to spread and unfold...  ready to let the Pollen be taken to the Silk...
Cool how this all works....   it sort of lights our fire...  

PEE S..... this is IMPAWTANT...   do you have your Fractured Fryday Hairy Tail (FFHT) written yet?
   Murphy and Stanley  gave us the  thingy that needs to be included...
   When I opened the box, I was Startled to find......    
SOMEWHERE in the story...      beginning... or MIDDLE... or END...      WhereEVER you think it fits for YOU...   

       It can be written in any Format YOU chews...     Story... poem... Reality Fantasy... FUNNY SAD... SCARY...     what EVER turns your creative juices on...

Now if you are gonna do one.... and WHO ISN'T....   please let Murphy and Stanlye KNOW... We gave you a link above...      
    WHERE and WHEN to POST your "STORY"..????????????????????
ON YOUR OWN BLOG...         PICTURES would be grrrrreat butt NOT required...  just sayin.
  FRIDAY 25th...      any time...   12 AM to 12 PM...   

30 comments:

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

there is just nothing better then fresh sweet corn. It has been so wet around here the corn isn't doing so well this year

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Is there any graduation cake left over at your place after the corn's graduation ceremony?

Zoe said...

Yu guys are great gardeners, yu gots the green paws fur sure.
Hey, Mommy showed Daddy the piccies of yur zig zag snakie. He thunk it had gotten runned over by a bike gang! Bol!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Can't wait to see those cobs growin'.

We like your volunteer tomatoes. We got 4 volunteer potatoes this year....BOL!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Can't wait for our corn to graduate! Your garden is so awesome!

Madi and Mom said...

OMDs we had no idea about planting the corn east west helped pollinate it! Jumpin' catfish you Dixie's are smarts as whips!
Hugs
Madi your bffffff

GOOSE said...

It IS all amazingly wonderful how all the garden stuff grows. The Master Gardener sure knows what he is doing.
Blessings,
Goose

Amber DaWeenie said...

You two weenies need to open your own store. Your garden is so creative. Mommy remembers when her was a little thing, her Grandma used to plant corn and all those other goodies. Butt that's where the green thumb stopped. (Pigeon Poop)

C.L.W.STEP said...

We enjoyed your garden tour. We're going to check at the local farm market to see if there's any corn on the cob yet. We don't have a vegie garden right now, but we do have a pear tree. This morning an evil squirrel stole one. Grrrrr.

HH and The Boys said...

Wow... you really know a lot about corn. Enjoyed learning about it, but we've never eaten it... think we'll give it a try.

Have a great day.

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

Duncan said...

Mom is going down memory lane reading your post because her granddaddy use to plant lots of stuffs and teach her all about it too. She says she can taste that sweet corn and may go to the Farmer's Market this afternoon to see if she can find some :)
PEE S I have really been staying on top of mom about our Friday post ... we'll let the doods know we are gonna be pawticipating!

Murphy said...

Mom said her mouth is watering thinking about that corn! She was surprised to come home yesterday and be able to pick a few tomatoes. She said they were the best ever! Mom also checked that "We Are Blogville" post and there were 60 links! WOW!! Thanks for the FFHT reminder. We are posting one tomorrow as well as adding it to our sign off.

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Pee Ess - Don't forget that THIS Friday is the first ever Fractured Fryday Hairy Tails!

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

they are looking fab!

Mitch and Molly said...

We learn so much from you guys. Who knew that corn was supposed to be planted east to west!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Jans Funny Farm said...

Mmm, sweet corn. We can smell it all the way over here. In our imagination.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Ernie is that really your toe-matoe or are you fibbing?
Lily & Edward

M. K. Clinton said...

That is really neat that you grow your own corn. It is my absolute favorite thing to eat! We are so excited for our first Blogville Fractured Fryday!!

Millie and Walter said...

Thanks for the lesson in corn growing. We had no idea how it worked.

♥Mona + Sissy + Mommy, too♥ said...

Wow!! Some roasted corn right about now sounds tasty!

♥♥♥Mona & Prissy

Foley Monster and Pocket said...

Oh boy that looks like good eating

Ruby said...

WOWSA!!!! That corn is pawsome guys!!! I hopes you guys don't get lost in all those corn stalks!
I loves me some corn...and I heard that sometimes peeps hand pollinate the silks just to be sure they got it (seems like tons of troubles when you can just let the wind do it, like yours!)
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Dory and the Mama said...

It is so cool to watch yur garden growing!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Jazzi said...

You should see our corn here, It is like 87 ft tall!! Great growing season here in the midwest and it is all tassled too.

wags
Jazzi

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

BowWowZer that corn looks tall! We have a short growing season here, and mom has never had luck with corn. We have to buy ours from The Cornman.
Smooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

Molly The Wally said...

Your garden is fabulous. We so wish we had more space but alas all we have is a teeny tiny garden. We have missed you.
Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Pippa Sheltie said...

Oooh, corn, Farmer Frankie! I'm sure your corn wwill be a success, looks like it's growing big! (Ernie's) tomatoes sound good too, I like a mystery!
Pippa :)

Uji, Izzy, Ziggy, Missi + Hiro said...

WOWSERS wee dids nots nose dats wos how da corn worked its majik juju to grow, dat wos most inform-ay-tivs Frankie Fank Yoo.
Wee lerns so much clever green paw fings from yoo

Lovs
Da K Krew
XxxxxxxxX

stellaroselong said...

you have a very nice garden, we go to the farmers market if we want fresh produce, our momma can only grow zinna's and wesa don't fink we are supposed to eat them.
stella rose

cupcakepetrillo said...

Amazing corn story! I'm a city dog, so corn is really just in the store in my world. I like how you've thought out what direction to face the rows so the wind helps. Brilliant!

Love and licks,
Cupcake

Furry Bottoms said...

Don't forget to remind the corn to turn the tassells over to the other side when they graduate. Very important!!! :)