We have just completed Phase 2 of our SILO ACQUISITION.
Phase 1, the most tedious of all phases, included posting several ads on Craigslist throughout the greater New England and Pennsylvania area in the hopes of locating an unwated silo (a.k.a. Grain Bin). After culling through dozens of responses offering us "less-than-ideal" (read rusted, warped, three-legged, bottom-less!) silos, we decided to call around to find out about new silos.
New silos, however, are not very cost-effective--especially from the perspective of those who always purchase things second, third, and fourth-hand.
We did, though, find a slightly used silo through one of owners of what I guess should be called the "Silo Store." He informed us that one of his clients was interested in selling her silo, and that he would be willing to remove it from her farm and erect it on our property. Around the same time, I stumbled upon another used silo at a farm in a neighboring town. This one was slightly more "used," but worth while checking out.
Phase 2, then, involved looking at and inspecting both silos. We decided, ultimately, on the newer of the two in the hopes that it will be a longer-lasting investment. Below, find some photos taken at the conclusion of Phase 2.
(BBQ grill not included)
Phase 3, which involves the delivery and installation of said silo, will hopefully commence (and resume) sometime this week or next. Phase 4, involving filling it will feed from the mill will, logically, follow Phase 3 forthwith.