Article in mainstream press re:farmers burning corn instead of gas : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

I found this article today. Kind of reminds me of the stories about the Depression. Gives you a good feeling, hmmm?

-- Sandra (, February 22, 2001


Interesting article. Good old American know how to the rescue again. Now my question is where would you find a grain burning furnace or how could you convert what you have. I probably will never use one since I have plenty of wood and manage my wood lot for a sustained harvest but it sure would be nice to know just in case!

-- Amanda in Mo (, February 22, 2001.

I found a couple of sources on the net. Also there have been a couple of threads on this forum about them recently.

-- Sandra (, February 22, 2001.

Try this. During the winter, we give our Angora goats dried corn still on the ears, as a treat. They eat the kernels and leave the ears. We collected the ears and burn them in our woodstove, along with the wood.

-- David in NH (, February 22, 2001.

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