“Knee-high by the 4th of July” nghĩa là gì?

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“Knee-high by the 4th of July” = cao tới đầu gối vào ngày 4 tháng 7 -> nghĩa là (ngô...) phát triển/sinh trưởng cao như bình thường.

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Iowa’s corn is typically much taller than knee-high by the 4th of July and right now, the corn’s about shoulder-high for a young adult bear. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has a picture on its Facebook page of a large, lumbering black bear among the green leaves of a northeast Iowa corn field. DNR spokesman Alan Foster says this is only the second bear report in Iowa this year.

The old farmers’ adage “knee high by the Fourth of July” is a reality for little Ryan Bennington. The 4-year old son of Brad and Elizabeth Bennington of Hillsboro is a farmer through and through, according to his parents, who say he is color blind when it comes to makes of tractors. His favorite make at the present is Fendt tractors, and his grandmother Karen Bennington told The Times-Gazette that he is always “checking his crop” to see how much it has grown, and can usually be seen chewing on a piece of Timothy just like his Dad.

In his free time, Darwin enjoyed attending car shows, tractor shows, and spending time with his friends and family. One of his favorite traditions was enjoying coffee and breakfast in the early mornings with all of his buddies. He loved collecting John Deere tractor memorabilia (những sự việc đáng ghi nhớ) and working on his classic cars. Darwin enjoyed listening to the morning radio to hear about the farmers market and the harvest news. He had a lifelong passion for farming, and always loved going for drives to look at the farmland. He used to say “if the corn is knee high by the 4th of July we will have a banner year”, and “if your tractor ain’t green, it ain’t no good.” One of Darwin’s favorite sayings was “I reckon”. His family all “reckons” that he is smiling down on us today.

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