The silo was originally connected to a large dairy barn… both built about the same time, likely late 1920’s or somewhere in the 30’s.
The farmer would raise corn and then use a conveyor to fill the silo through the window opening in the roof. The corn would then be shoveled through one of five openings located on the barn side, to feed the milk cows throughout the year.
Corn went in one end of this structure… milk came out the other. Pretty cool huh? And there I thought milk came from the grocery store. 😉
This barn was ready to collapse at an moment. We did not salvage any material from it, and frankly, we were relieved that it did not fall while we were there salvaging this silo.
Originally posted 2015-05-03 15:35:29.