Friday, July 28, 2017

Shelling Out the Corn Crib...

Last fall, rather than selling our excess corn out of the field, Jim decided to pick corn and fill the crib. Today he had it shelled out and sold...

There were several trucks and a hammer mill.  They used an elevator to load the corn into the hammer mill...

...where the corn was shelled and the cobs were ground.  They were then separated into the two trucks. The corn was then sold and the cobs went to a mushroom house...

It sure didn't take them long!  In about two hours they finished, and left behind the empty corn crib...

When they started this morning, Jim asked the guy to estimate how many bushels of corn were in the crib.  He guessed 1100.  This afternoon when Jim called to find out how the yield was, he was told there were actually over 1300 bushels, which was a nice surprise.  The corn was also nice and dry, which means there will be no docking of the price for moisture.   

Before we know it, it will be harvest time again.  The jury is still out over whether or not to go this route again.  We'll see!


  1. This is pretty cool. I have never seen this done before. That's a lot of corn. I too hope it was profitable.
    Hugs, Julia

  2. I love how you show all these things!

  3. Nice! I am always amazed at the tasks a machine can do in such a short time.

  4. Interesting. I didn't know anything about corn cribs and what happens to the contents. I hope the price was good! -Jenn

  5. We don't see corn cribs like that around here, so it was interesting to see this. I also think it's interesting to learn that the cobs went to a mushroom farm.

  6. It is cool to see a full corn crib. I didn't think people used them anymore.


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