Jack McCall: Recollections of the old feed barn
Situated on the west side of our barn it featured a 4-inch-by-4-inch “window” all of 10 feet above ground level. It allowed a man, with corn scoop in hand, to stand on a wagon bed and “pitch” ear corn into the crib. The crib’s wooden floor laid 2 feet above ground. When the crib was filled to the window, it showcased a mountain of ear corn no less than 8 feet tall. As the crib filled with corn each fall, my father placed boards, each above the other, at the crib door to keep the corn from flowing out into the upper hallway. As the level of corn was reduced, the boards came down one at a time. Working your way through that door was challenging, to say the least. It was important to avoid a corn avalanche.
Updated Feb 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM