November 21, 2011

Children of the Corn

Did you ever watch that movie? For the record, I am NOT, into horror movies. Nope, nope, nope. Not a fan. I tried once, but decided to forgo further attempts when I discovered watching an entire movie with your hands over your eyes leaves red marks on your face. That, and for some reason asking "What's happening now?" every ten seconds seems to annoy people.

Yeah. No more scary movies for me. Now, my hubby does watch scary movies; though he prefers the old-school, cheesy, B-movie classics, like Creature from the Black Lagoon and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. As a kid he watched Children of the Corn and has never run through a cornfield since. He says they're creepy. (He says red doors are creepy, too, but that's another story...)

I rather like the cornfields that almost completely surround our farm. Never having watched a movie about evil children living in cornfields, I find them charming. Our neighbor has begun harvesting the corn in his field, but seeing we had no snow fence up to protect our long driveway from drifting snow, he offered to leave several rows of stalks along our property line. Wasn't that nice? In exchange, he wondered if we would be willing to pick the corn off the standing stalks for him.

Hey, where did my husband go? Wasn't he standing here next to me a moment ago? Cleaning the garage? Now? Fine. The kids and I would pick the corn ourselves. No problem.

And it wasn't. The corn was simple to twist off the stalks. It wasn't even the tiniest bit creepy out there.

No evil children here.

Just Mary and Brendan... fighting...
Hey! Get back to work!

That's better.

All done.

Now, inside to warm up. Maybe we'll watch a movie...

Winnie the Pooh, anyone?



Stephanie said...

I have to agree with Matt. I'm not scared of cornfields, they really are pretty. But when I'm out walking on our farm, I get a little creeped out when I'm walking close by one. I never saw Children of the Corn, but I did see Signs.

But, I'm very thankful for a bountiful corn harvest. That's how we heat our home. We traded in our old wood stove for a corn stove. Two 5 gallon buckets of corn a day and we're warm and toasty.

AnchorMama said...

Hi Aunt Steph,
I remember how toasty warm your house was. Those corn stoves are awesome! I'm glad to hear you had a good harvest, too!

Lisa said...

Haha! I'm not into horror flicks, either. Haven't seen "Children of the Corn" -- "Signs" is as scary as I get... We live in the corn capital of Colorado -- but only have hay fields right around us. So I guess we're safe, anyway, from aliens and evil children.