A sign in a series of signs on buildings from the beginning of the Yavneh Group
The place was photographed on the same day by the same photographer Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
: The Silo
In the early 1950s, innovative methods of feeding cattle arrived in Israel and were also applied in our barn.
In order to prepare marinade (corn pickling), a 12-meter-high silo tower was erected in the barn compound. The tower was built from blocks prepared on site.
Next to the silo tower a powerful blower was installed that sucked the chopped corn leaves from the pickle carts and pushed them in a pipe to the top of the tower.
Inside the silo, the members worked tightening the vegetable with their feet and closing the tower with wooden doors. The removal of the marinade in the winter months was done manually. The cart and two mules moved the cart under the chimney on the side of the silo, and the workers on the ladder threw the pickle with pitchforks. Thus the cart that was on its way to the dairy cowshed was loaded.
Over the years they moved on to preparing the materials in the large concrete pits and the silo remained in place, empty
[Image: The silo between the hayloft and the barn]