Next step in the broomcorn harvest is bending the stalks over until we?re ready to cut them. That keeps the brush together in tidier clumps. You can see in picture 2 that gravity caused the unbent stalk on the left to splay out and dry into a very unbroom-like shape. The one on the right will stay in that more useful shape once it?s bent.?

The seeds will have to be combed out?you can give that a try on Sunday at the Fall Festival! (See previous posts.)