THANKS TO HANK ZIL – NOBEL FOOD PRIZE NOMINEE!

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PHOTO PROMPT © Russell Gayer

In the land of Geomeo, labored survival scientist, Hank Zil.  Amidst the famine, he determined to create a type of corn that produced more than the “ear kind” which  now grew in their limited river valley area  He envisioned a type that would grow as a cone directly from the soil.  He succeeded.  Corn that stood 8 feet high and produced  almost three bushels of corn each!  At least that was his expectation.  The great day arrived, the ribbon was cut, and the harvesters moved in.  Grand opening success!

That, my friend, was the origin of Coned Corn –  lifeline of Geomeons!

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And if you believe that, you will also believe the coned corn was tried in the USA, but it was a flop.  However, the coned corn experiment lead to canned corn which has been quite successful.  😀

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Thanks, Rochelle, for your 100 words picture prompt.  Also to Russell Gayer who provided the picture.

 

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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7 Responses to THANKS TO HANK ZIL – NOBEL FOOD PRIZE NOMINEE!

  1. floatinggold says:

    You mean canned corn doesn’t grow on trees?

    • oneta hayes says:

      No, the somewhat inverted “tree like” corn was coned corn. Canned corn, in spite of it’s interesting history, is rather automatic and not very adventurous, sad to say. 😀

  2. gahlearner says:

    Well, where I live, we grow popcorn on popcorn trees. 😀 What a fun story!

  3. Dale says:

    This was so much fun!

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