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Corny Message From Iowa
When Mrs. William Sutton saw an exhibition of messages written on corn cobs, she took home the idea and tried it herself. The result: A moving "I Love Iowa" message spelled out on three ears of corn.
By shelling out some kernels and leaving others in place on the cob, the words or designs are developed. "But it's not as easy as it may look," says Mrs. Sutton. "It has to be done at just the right time. If the ear is too wet, the kernels won't come out. If it's too dry, the kernels that you want to leave on the cob won't stay in place."
Mrs. Sutton preserved her corn art in photographs and then threw the ears to the pigs. "If you wanted to keep them, they would have to be coated with some kind of fixative or plastic," she says.
The Suttons grow 120 acres of corn, most of which is fed to hogs. Last year's crop was great, they told FARM SHOW.

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1982 - Volume #6, Issue #1