Tag Archives: Terry Davis

Blue corn and Terry Davis

Terry Davis points out the bonnets (angled leaves on the corn ear) are a sign of Indian corn, with video:

Terry and the Indian corn bonnets

This is blue corn because Gretchen spent a lot of time last year selecting the blue kernels. Terry indicates which ears to save for seed corn (chest high, two ears per stalk, robust stalks, good condition), with video:

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Cane grinding

Terry Davis cut the cane because of frost. He ground the cane, then Mr. Tucker lit the fire under the bowl; Gretchen took pictures. Here's a video playlist:

Cane grinding with Terry Davis and Mr. Tucker in Berrien County, Georgia, 16 November 2012.
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms.

And here's a slideshow of still pictures:

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Scorpion

Seen while picking corn, about two inches long, and would not stay still:

Would not stay still On tire

Pictures by John S. Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms, Lowndes County, Georgia, 12 October 2012.

Did you know scorpions are not insects? They're arachnids: eight legs, like spiders.

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Shelling corn

Gretchen Quarterman shelling corn.

Face Shelling

Terry Davis is preparing by shelling one end so it starts in the device easier. Video:

Red cobs and blowing chaff:

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Corn in trailer with rising moon

Finished picking a trailer full of corn; now cover it.

Close Picker chute and moon

Cloud colors, picker, trailer, and moon:

Cloud colors, picker, trailer, and moon

Pictures by Gretchen Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms, Lowndes County, Georgia, 28 September 2012.

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Terry Davis and the Red Corn

Terry Davis selected the red kernels last year, planted them this spring, and now he’s picking them.

Movie: Corn picking (4.5M) Movie: Coming up the corn row (74M) Movie: Second corn (8.1M) Movie: Finishing the second row (30M)

Here’s a video playlist.

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