Bin Update

If you’re not into farm things..I apologize.  Just by-pass these farm posts.  My kiddos who don’t live at home like to see the updates….

As I told you yesterday, there were a lot of workers here..lots and lots.  Today there will be lots of workers too.  I got up early and took pictures of yesterday’s progress.  From this view, it doesn’t look like much.  For those of you who don’t know a lot about farming, this is the grain storage system.  The guys here have outgrown this.

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A new grain leg, which transfers corn from the dryer to the bins is going in.  There will also be a grain dump and shed.  From  here you can see that they dug a huge hole.

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In the process of digging that, they hit the drainage from the house.   The work on the bin requires lots of new cement, 3 phase electricity, new drainage and more.

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They have forms up here that will be cemented.  Once it’s ready, Hubby said they grain leg will go here.

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Lots of progress was made yesterday and hopefully lots more will get done today.

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It’s fun to watch building progress…I can’t wait until it’s done though.  The farm here is always busy but I am used to a more quiet atmosphere.  In the end it will all be worth it, before the guys have had to stop harvesting to wait for the storage system to do it’s work.  Now the combine will be able to keep moving along and hopefully harvest will go more smoothly…I’ve heard said happy wife-happy life.  But there is something to be said for a happy hubby too.

I had to add this little cartoon…don’t I wish.


HA!!

10 thoughts on “Bin Update

  1. carla bynum

    You know you can’t take the farm outta the girl!!!! Or boy!!!! I always miss it!!!! For a short time I lived in the city Louisville KY….well a few doors down was some chickens and at least one rooster…the first day I heard that rooster crowing I jumped up just like I did when I was a little girl!!!! I loved it!!!! Thanks for the memories!!!

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  2. carla bynum

    You know you can’t take the farm outta the girl!!!! Or boy!!!! I always miss it!!!! For a short time I lived in the city Louisville KY….well a few doors down was some chickens and at least one rooster…the first day I heard that rooster crowing I jumped up just like I did when I was a little girl!!!! I loved it!!!! Thanks for the memories!!!

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  3. Sandy D

    Cute cartoon. I too enjoy your farm reports and I even show them to hubby. We beef farm not as big as we once did due to health problems of hubby. We also have Ford/New Holland Tractors which he enjoys seeing.

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  4. Jo Anne Schnebly

    So enjoy your farm related posts. I grew up on a farm in southern Ohio. In the early 70’s me, my sisters, my Dad, and 2 neighbor kids built a grain bin. Don’t remember how many thousands of bolts were in that thing. Saved Dad lots of money by not having the “bin crew” build it. The bin company wanted to hire us – heehee. We also had a leg, dump pit, dryer and scales. The guy who owns the farm now can’t use any of the old system because his equipment is too big. That’s progress.

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  5. Jo Anne Schnebly

    Also, we grew wheat. The days around Fourth of July were always spent combining wheat, baling straw, then no tilling soy beans. Would have all that equipment running in the same field at the same time. We would climb the grain bin at night to watch the fireworks in neighboring towns.

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  6. Tina B

    LOL I adore the movie My Fair Lady, and ever since I started quilting, every time I watch the movie all I can think is ” Hmmm imagine how organized my stash could be with a library like THAT ” sad, yes…. wonderful day dream ? Oh yeah !

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  7. Lisa B

    I’m familiar with country life from my childhood growing up in another part of the USA from you and from where I currently live. I love reading your farm posts and gaining knowledge of your area of the country. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Vic in NH

    Having grown up in modern suburbia, I love your farm posts because it is all new to me and I learn so much! The cartoon made my hubby howl with laughter!

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