For more than 50 years, corn and other types of grain or grasses have been
harvested and stored in the pit silo. We have two of these
pit silos located on the corner of the dairy farm where trucks can back up and unload.
Granddad Grover dug out the first silo on the corner and with the addition of
more dairy cows, Ryan built the second silo.
Everyday of the year, our tractor and feed wagon drive to the silo to load silage
that is mixed with other ingredients to provide a nutritious diet
for our dairy herd.
This past week a new chapter for our farm was begun with the
design of a new concrete slab that will take the place of our pit silos.
Closing of the pit silos is necessary for the proper design of the road that
will accommodate the increased traffic of the development just across from
Even though change is never easy, I am thankful that this change will actually
provide a safer place for us to load silage into the feed wagon and decrease the
chance of a traffic fatality as we strive to work on the farm in an urban environment.
Best of all, our cows will never miss a delicious bite that produces
the high-quality milk for you and your family!