Sunday, June 19, 2005

silo

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The silos all have some type of ladder system to enable the farmer to climb to the top. The Harvestore at the old Anderson farm has a ladder that is built onto the outside. This is an older type silo, one made of a concrete substance, and the ladder is encased in its own space attached to the side. Silo climbing is certainly not for the faint of heart, or those afraid of heights or tight spaces.

2 comments:

pilgrim said...

Wow! I'm feeling the vertigo only by looking into it! Great perspective.
I'm glad you're back from the computer failure...

farmer john said...

Steps were moved to the outside for safety reasons. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) from fresh cut silage are of the greatest concern. NO2 is highly toxic and CO2 can displace Oxygen in the lungs. Nice shot and I'm glad to see you are back. I was gone myself on a family vacation to the mother of all family vacations - Disneyland.