Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Two Cedar Silos.

The Two Cedar Silos #37.
In the building of their model modern farm, Lord Astor had two cedar plank silos imported from North America, so that maize silage could be made. Again he was one of the first to start silage making in England and these units were used up until 1939, when other methods of silage making were introduced.
The silos were finally taken down at the end of the war, the cedar wood was still sound and was reused for other projects around the farm as the farming methods were changing.
As boys, we use to climb up inside on a wooden ladder and look out of the top and see what we thought was for miles over the farm.
The stairway in the middle was the way up to the upper granary floor.

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