Saturday, September 27, 2008

Answer: Silo Blower

I know the suspense has been killing you. The answer to the latest What in the the World is that Farm Thing? is: silo blower.

To me, the most fascinating thing about farm machinery is its relative simplicity--at the least the vintage of farm equipment we have around here. The blower works by using the tractor to operate a powerful fan that then blows the chopped up corn up, up, up into the silo.

The corn is then fed to the cows, who twice a day produce 100 pounds of manure a piece. They also give milk.

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