Have a chain mail thumb sort of deal hanging in the shop, and have a leather strap with a flat metal pointed hook on it, never used them, but they were for harvesting corn.
It's something to look back, at how much corn grandpa musta harvested off this place in a year, with 1/2 the farm in hay meadow, a lot of small grains, probably not many acres of corn, and before hybrids and fertilizer use.
Then dad getting drainage in, but still doing a good amount of small grains and beans, limiting his corn acres to about what fit in the crib, with hybrids.
And now me, adding more tile, and just a handful of acres of small grains, and finding corn on corn out yields soybeans, I'm up to 2/3 corn on this farm.
Wonder if grandpa got 5-6 small wagon loads in his day, and I get 23,000 or more bushels off more or less the same farm.....