Harvest moon for corn harvest
This year the full moon for October was also the “Harvest Moon.” It was perfect timing for harvesting farm fields in our rural farming community in Queen Anne’s County, including this corn field in Price next to the ripening golden soybean field.
The corn is threshed by the combine, and the corn husks are discarded onto the ground. This also protects soil from erosion and returns plant matter to the ecosystem. The harvested corn is unloaded falling from combine through the shoot. Then the grain is temporarily stored in a chamber inside the combine. Once the chamber is full, the grain is dumped into a semi truck bed or grain bin to be stored until it’s sold.
A corn field is harvested next to ripening golden soybeans.