Random mutterings, observations, and comments on what ever comes to mind. Photos will be posted.
Beautiful sky and fields. Well done.
Love the trio of bins. Hate to sound like a gringo but this suburban/city girl doesn't know what they are used for (grain storage, perhaps? But they look relatively small compared to the silos I've seen before.) Can you shed some light?
These bins are designed to hold combined grain on the farm. Could be small grains like oats, rye, barley, wheat or larger grains like corn or soybeans. They use to be used to store until the price was right. Now most grain goes straight from field to elevator.
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Thanks for the info. What is your opinion on the use of diatomaceous earth in grain elevators? Safe?
Interesting, and somewhat technical grain bin question. Sure, I think diatomaceous earth, DE, is safe to use in grain bins and elevators so long as it is food grade. It controls pests which eat stored grain, and in small doses, is beneficial to humans as it is a source of silica usually absent or low in diets, but needed for growth of hair, nails, and tendons. Commercial elevators often add DE to grain, but only to the top and bottom of the bin as it is lighter than grain and lowers the test weight and thus grain price. For more info see: http://vibrantenergy.webs.com/diatomaceousearth.htm