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GUEST,livelylass Obit: John Barleycorn (34) RE: Obit: John Barleycorn 01 Aug 11

Barley is a type of 'Corn' as is wheat. The corn harvest (albeit wheat in the fields nearest to my home) is going on out in the fields of East-Anglia (a prime agricultural area of the UK, due to it's flatness) right now. The harvest of 'first fruits', or rather the festival pertaining to the first harvest of the season is today (or indeed two weeks hence 'Old Lammas' if you follow the old calender).
But as a reward for your pedantry, here's a little treat from sunny Somerset especially for you:

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