It was a day of adventures here, with silo filling.
After getting rained out after starting the chopping at the other farm on Wednesday, the guys started up again this morning.
Adventure #1...just as Jim was getting ready to go over to the other farm this morning, he noticed that the fill pipe here at home...at the top of the silo (of course) was broken. Not so great timing, but there were no options but to repair it. Now.
It wasn't a "serious" break, but enough that it took more than one person to fix it, and required a service call. Can you see the shiny section of the pipe at the top? That's what needed to be replaced...
Jim's running a part to the top, for Tom, the repair man. Thanks Tom, for dropping what you were doing on your busy day, and helping us out! That's his silhouette at the top.
The full silage wagons are waiting for them to get finished. I think it looks a little bit like they're planes, lined up on the runway, waiting to taxi and take off...
Adventure #2...while Jim and Tom were working on the fill pipe here at home, someone had to go to the other farm, climb the silo, and tell the guys who were unloading when it was full. Had they filled it too full, the fill pipe there would have plugged up. Not fun when that happens. So...guess who got to do that? Yep...the one who is terrified of heights! I climbed up the inside of the chute, and stood up on the top and gave them the thumbs up or thumbs down. There's a large flat area surrounded by a railing at the top of that silo, but I was still shaking in my boots! But...I survived!
At the end of the day, we have two full silos, and one left to fill next week. The corn here at home was still just a little green. It would've been ok, had we continued, but in a few days it will hopefully be even better. Two down, one to go!