Thursday, February 02, 2006
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.