Corn Husking Championship

I can hardly wait to see who wins this year.

     Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 13, 2014
     Category: Agriculture | Boredom | Contests, Races and Other Competitions | 1930s

I've done this job but only on a few hundred ears. It's not easy work and not advisable for a skin care regime.

Back in the 50's (at least) farmers would leave a couple of acres standing, close to the feed lot, for use by the critters there. As so little was used at a time and because the whole stalk was, usually, used the work was done by hand. YEA!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/13/14 at 11:06 AM
My money is on a dude named Combine Harvester, Does it all, chop, husk,
shuck, shell and dump on the fly at 4500 bushels per hour! :lol: :coolsmile:
BTW That's 12 rows wide at about 8.5 mph!
Posted by Tyrusguy on 09/13/14 at 01:40 PM
Bet guys are better at this contest. 😝
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/13/14 at 07:43 PM
You may think I'm odd (because I actually am), but I get a kick out of the sheep-to-shawl contests. It starts with sheep wrestling (some of them really, really don't like getting clipped), followed by people wrenching their shoulders out of their sockets as they card the wool (which is full of hidden knots) at top speed, a "how close can I get to this spinning gadget without my fingers being amputated" test, and ending with knitting needles moving so fast that, if the person's grip slips and they go flying, can seriously maim an innocent bystander.
Posted by Phideaux on 09/14/14 at 06:58 AM
@Patty .. Don't put down your womanly talents.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/14/14 at 07:52 AM
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