Corn Crib

 

 

The corncrib is built of heavy lumber with boards, nailed on as slats, with narrow gaps between them. This allows a natural air circulation for drying ear corn. Stout wooden bracing within the interior gives stability to the building and supports the weight of the harvest. A pitched, overhanging roof directs water away from the building, and the raised fieldstone foundation, helps to protect from rodents. The corn crib is designed to hold one year's supply of corn. It is necessary to store corn on the ear to keep the kernels from retaining moisture and spoiling. Dampness causes corn to rot or mold, making it unfit to feed to the animals.

 


 

 
 
Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission with the support and assistance of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm. The farm is an educational facility open to the public that preserves and interprets farming life and processes from the era of 1890-1910. Howell Farm is a proud member of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM).

This website is a project of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm and the text and graphic contents of this website are © 2017  by The Friends of Howell Living History Farm.

Howell Farm is located at - 70 Woodens Ln.   Lambertville, NJ 08530

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