Yesterday it was the Combine, today it was a silo. I spent half an hour just turning the silo on and off while the guys worked on leveling feed out and making sure the unloader was working correctly. (I only blew the fuse twice).
At 10:30am the concrete truck showed up…two and a half hours earlier than was expected. Thanks to the rain, we weren’t able to get out in the fields to continue harvesting corn, but it freed up the concrete plant’s schedule and they were able to fit us in first thing. That’s what happens when your concrete job takes place inside a silo with a pitted concrete floor that needs to be replaced before you can fill it up with corn.
So armed with trowels, gloves, and shovels the guys all entered the ‘tower’ and took on the massive amounts of concrete that slid through the tiny door. I attempted to take pictures, but got corralled into ‘working’. I found buckets for the extra concrete, an extra trowel and fixed parts of the manger in the steer barn. Now at least their feed bunk isn’t so rough and they can eat off a clean plate. My dinner was a little late; but that is typical on a farm, there is always going to be something that is going to need to be fixed; that’s why we love winter… we have a whole season to catch up on repairs.