Thursday, February 02, 2006

leaning silo



The truth is that the day to day operations on a farm have changed over the years, and some of the buildings are no longer used for their original purposes. Maintaining the strutures is an expensive undertaking and not always possible with the slim operating margins.

At some point the buildings become a danger. Just this past month a milking shed and an entire barn collapsed during a bad wind storm. This barn actually looks structurally sound, but as you can see the silo has taken on a pitch.

5 comments:

Rachel said...

It's definitely leaning. Poor thing. Nice picture.

Melissa said...

I love your eulogy, of sorts, to the farm country of your region.

Floridacracker said...

uh oh...

Peter 66 said...

These latest additions are all wonderful. I really love them.

Margaret said...

Looks kind of sad and lonely.