Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Visit to the Grain Elevator

So one of the awesome benefits of having your grandpa own a grain elevator is getting to go and visit during harvest season. We went down today. It was crazy busy. Thanks to the super wet weather this year, harvest is very late and prices are pretty good for grain. We checked out the grain silos and augers.

Papa Gary gave us new Dayhoff Elevator hats that had just come in, and the kids got to help do moisture tests on the grain coming in, then read the results to Papa for the tickets.

We watched the trucks unloading the grain into the ground grates, where it's then augured up and over to the appropriate silo or shed.

Some of us were less interested in the grain, and more interested in the hats, and peanuts and candy Papa gave us, but whatever...

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