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Old 10-14-19, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I heard a story about a lazy farmer who wouldn't hoe corn. In September there came a big frost and all the young man's corn was lost.
That saying "hoeing / chopping corn" or "chopping cotton" refers to hoeing the weeds out of it. If you harvest corn by hand you do it just like you do when you steal it, by stripping it off the stalk . . . Or so I've heard

So I assume he was also too lazy to harvest his crop. In pioneer days without anything to fall back on that would have been a life threatening mistake in weather prediction.
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