Hal didn't wait for an answer but sprang to his feet and began to walk back and forth between the corn shocks. He was getting more and more excited.
There they stood in the big empty field with the quiet corn shocks stand- ing in rows behind them and the red and yellow hills in the distance, and from being just two indif- ferent workmen they had become all alive to each other.
* Page 3: The shock tyer: I put a corn shock
in the yard in the fall.
Chop the stalks a few inches from the bottom, bundle them together and arrange the tied stalks in an old-fashioned corn shock
. Once a sufficient number of stalks are standing together, the entire shock can be bound together.
Our collection includes corn husking hooks and pegs, corn knives, corn shock
ropes, a John Deere corn binder and a John Deere No.
Sam Moore's column on corn shock
tiers (February 2011) brought back memories.
Farm Collector readers did not recognize this corn shock
binder, used to compress shocks.
Hand- or leg-powered corn knives were used to cut standing corn, and it might be laid on a shocking horse before being tied with the help of a corn shock
Many devices were sold to help cinch a corn shock
tight and hold it until it could be tied.
binder, owned by Steven Raymond of Montpelier, Ohio.
"I well remember it," Jim recalls, and in the years since, he's amassed a collection of cornrelated items that includes box and freestanding shellers, corn shock
tiers and various rare husking tools, as well as separate collections of hay forks and carriers, hog, dairy and poultry items.
The corn shocks
stood still in the wasted garden, standing up like Indian wigwams.