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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Silos

On our way to Stanwood, WA yesterday I spotted all these silos.  It is too bad they are no longer in use.  Nearby the farmer had stacked dozens of those white plastic wrapped hay bales - and beside that a gigantic pile of the used white plastic wrapping - what a shame, next to those beautiful silos - which are more ecologically sound I am sure, than the white plastic.

 This must have been one of the bigger ranches when it was built, usually there is only one silo.

 The old TV antennae still stands tall - there are no TV stations here that broadcast shows through the air anymore - it is all on cable - but the antennae remains.

11 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the four silos are neat. The plastic must be a cheaper method for wrapping their hay. Great shots, enjoy your Sunday and the new week ahead!

Maggie said...

All your barn pictures are very interesting JoAnn. Your agricultural buildings look so different from ours. These do look a bit derelict! Are these towers only used for silage? We have tall towers (not usually so tall) for storing grain. Air can be flowed through them to keep it dry. I agree that the silage bales can look an eyesore (we use black plastic and the disposal of the plastic is an issue). Silage in these however is different to what we call pit silage and has different uses. Our pit silage is indeed stored in a huge pit with plastic over it and then tyres. It is wetter and more fermented usually. The bales are drier and more portable for feeding in fields.
All TV by cable? We are so backward over here. We still have TV aerials! Interesting to see the differences.

happywonderer.com said...

Nice shots of the barn and silos! Did you get rain on your travels?

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

It is so sad to see old barns and farm equipment sit and rot from neglect. What future sights will be there to see and enjoy in a world of plastic?

J said...

I suppose it's easy for me to say since I've never assumed the risk or endured the life of a farmer, but I miss the old methods, represented by these old barns and outbuildings. Our food - from appallingly inhumane factory farming and chemical poisoning is killing us - or at least introducing autism and Alzheimer's at a rapid rate. At least that's what I think.

Tom said...

I am a silo fan! Rarely do I ever find four silos that are the same size and style. I love the rust on the tops. Thanks for linking up this week and I hope that you return again. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Kay said...

Aside from losing our farm heritage I do wonder sometimes if all our smaller farmers go out of business will we only get our food from huge agricultural concerns? These are our last hope for "eating local."

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hi Jo,
Just stopping by. Looking at the pictures, reading the words. Remembering.
:) m & jb

Julie Fukuda said...

Tht must have be a very big farm. I remember how nuch it took to fill just one... back and forth in the hopper, keeping the grain from overflowing.

Amy at love made my home said...

Amazing silo's, especially to see four of them and the weathering on them. xx

Rose said...

I really enjoyed these shots! I love old silos...