Corn shocks stand in a field. From a reminiscence about farming in southern Wisconsin, posted online: "Corn binders pulled either by horses or tractors were employed to cut standing corn, laying bundles on the ground. The labor-intensive task followed to form these bundles into corn shocks made from thirty to forty bundles each. After gathering and stacking the next step was to place a tie around the shock. We used a rope with single pulley to draw the shock in, then the other person girded and tied the corn shock with binder twine, enabling removal of the rope and pulley for reuse. Many farmers had to watch their fields on Halloween night to keep busybodies from pushing them over." http://www.ytmag.com/articles/artint94.htm
Farming; Farm produce; Croplands; Corn;
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