I feel like I start out every single blog post by saying that I’ve been failing at blogging. And here we are again. It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve sat down and updated you on anything. I just have a few too many irons in the social media fire. I’m one of those people who thinks she needs to do it all: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Snapchat… You name it, I’m on it. And since words aren’t my strong suit, the blog has taken a bit of a back seat. But I’ve been working really hard on perfecting my photography skills, so I thought I’d jump back on here and share my latest project: corn.
That’s right. I’ve been spending the last month photographing corn. Exciting stuff happening around here, huh!?
Maybe I’m just a bit of a farm nerd, but I’ve actually found it really exciting.
Here we are in good ol’ Bureau County, right smack dab in the middle of the corn belt, and yet many people right in my hometown don’t know a whole lot about corn. And by many people, I mean me too! Sitting here in my living room, I can look out a window in any direction and see a corn field. (That’s not a lie, either. I even second guessed myself and took a quick peek. I’m literally surrounded by corn on all four sides!)
But even growing up in corn country, I just never took the time to really learn about it. How it grows, why we use fertilizer and pesticides, how tall it gets- these are all little facts I’ve simply ignored. And since I’m a sucker for a good photo and a nerdy fact, I made it my goal to document the corn through the whole growing season, from seed to harvest.
I’m a month into the project, and I thought I’d pause with the Instagramming to share the photos with you too! Each photo is accompanied by a fun little fact. And don’t be fooled, I’m not an expert. William has been an excellent teacher, and I’m learning more and more about corn every day!
Whew! 31 days of corn summed up into one quick post! Did you learn something new? Let me know in the comments and be sure to keep following along for more corny updates. I will be sure to update the blog each month, or you can check out my posts on Instagram or Facebook.