The feeding of the 5,000 (bushels, that is)

    37w ago

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    - On my stepfather's 'home' farm near Mortlach, Saskatchewan, Canada. The land one belonged to his father, who emigrated from Scotland at age 19, in 1921.

    Each bin contains 5,000 bushels of hard red spring wheat. One bushel of wheat (60 lbs, or one million kernels) makes approx. 90 one-pound loaves of whole wheat bread (or 70 white loaves). Together the four bins are holding enough grain for 1.8 million loaves of bread, give or take...

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    • 1.8 million! That’s crazy!

        8 months ago
      • Now to calculate the total number of slices... depends whether it's pre-cut, or self-cut. At a pre-cut average of 16 slices per loaf, that's 28.8 million slices of bread from the 4 silos pictured. Just 1.25 additional silos would be enough...

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          8 months ago
      • Hahahah you have thought this through. However would love to know more about farming

          8 months ago
    • Welcome to FoodTribe Joanne! That is just crazy! Is this your farm?

        8 months ago
      • Hi Ben! Thanks for the welcome. It's my stepfather's farm near Mortlach, Saskatchewan, where I grew up.

          8 months ago
      • I spent some time in Grand Forks back in my college days. Great community you guys have up there on the boarder!

          8 months ago
    • How many silos can your farm fill in one season?

        8 months ago
      • Great question, Shivaum! My stepfather's farm, where lentils and canola are grown in addition to wheat, produces 50,000 to 60,000 total bushels annually. That's enough to fill 10 to 12 silos (also called granaries or grain bins in Canada)...

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          8 months ago
      • That’s a size-able operation. Would love to know more

          8 months ago
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