… in cornstalks!
I’ve just spent several hours over two days planting corn in the large field at St. Williams. I did not count them as I planted, but based on how much I ordered and how much is left, it’s safe to say there are more than 2,000 corn stalks in this field:
(To recap, before Christmas I placed a bulk order for these lovely cornstalks, manufactured for HO scale by JTT Scenery Products. The service was excellent – and the package was shipped directly from the factory in Viet Nam.)
But I’ve decided to do something else with that space, and the big field called out for corn.
Here’s how to plant a scale cornfield:
– Poke a hole in your scenery base with an awl.
– Grab a corn stalk with a pair of needle nose pliers (preferably with sprung jaws) and dip the bottom in a puddle of white glue (PVA).
– Stick the stalk in the hole.
– Repeat 2,000 times.
While there’s still a lot of work to do in St. Williams (including fencing in the fields), I think this area of the layout is coming together nicely. I’m particularly pleased by this view, looking east from the highway overpass:
And it was a nice break from building tobacco!