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Gradyville, KY: Big Corn in Big Creek Valley

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By Betsy Fausnaugh

I finally got a chance to take a few pictures this a.m. of the beautiful corn crop on the neighbor's farm, MacGregor Scott's, across the road. One of the nicest fields around, course the fertile, Big Creek Valley soil couldn't possibly grow anything but the best, in Gradyville!

I am truly amazed at the "finger-like" roots that help to keep the corn in the vertical position. However, when you see the size of the ears that they are helping to support, it is really one of God's greatest engineering feats! Have a great day! - Betsy Fausnaugh




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Gradyville Crops: Mr. MacGregor Scott's tall corn



2011-07-27 - Gradyville, KY - Photo by Betsy Fausnaugh.
Betsy Fausnaugh captured this late July 2011 photo of neighbor MacGregor Scott's corn. "One of the nicest fields around," she says. The corn crop this year in Adair County seems to have really benefited from the rains. Sometimes, driving along one the long tall rows, the corn is more evocative of Cass Co., IN or Central Illinois than is the case in a typical year in Kentucky.

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Finger-like corn roots: One of God's great engineering feats



2011-07-27 - Gradyville, KY - Photo by Betsy Fausnaugh.
Betsy Fausnaugh marvelled at the strength of the finger-like corn roots: "They keep the corn in a vertical position," she writes. "And when you see the size of the ears they are helping to support, it is really one of God's great engineering feats!"

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MacGregor Scott's beautiful crop with big ears of corn



2011-07-27 - Gradyville, KY - Photo by Betsy Fausnaugh.
And these are some of the big, full ears of corn God's engineering feat - the strong stalk and the finger-like roots - has to support. It's been a great year for corn this year, according to everyone who has sampled the Ambrosia, Argent, Bodacious, and other sweet corn varieties at the Adair Farmer's Market or from roadside vendors this year.

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