County fairs. Summer festivals. Pumpkin patches. Apple orchards.
Seems everywhere you go throughout the year you see corn “pools” for kids to play in. The large volume of shelled corn is just as much fun to play in as sand. Kids fill buckets with shovels. Some even bury each other in the corn.
From a safety perspective, I cringe a little every time I see one. I realize it’s all in good fun, but in a different situation that same fun could be dangerous. Even deadly.
You have to wonder if this sort of play undermine the grain safety lesson. Some farm safety experts call foul claiming it’s setting a bad example.
Or perhaps it’s a good opportunity for parents to open up a conversation about safety with their kids, explaining the difference between the corn at the local orchard and the corn in the wagons of the farm yard.
What are your thoughts?
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