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One of the valuable by-products of grain farming is the straw left behind after the harvest.The primary use of straw in rural Canada,and elsewhere for that matter, is for animal bedding such as for our cow calving pens which you can see in THIS photo.
Most farmers who produce their own grain will store enough baled straw for their own needs in a barn like this and then sell the surplus straw to help pay for harvesting costs.
In recent years, there is increasing demand for straw from an unlikely source.More and more people,particularly those living in rural areas, are experimenting with building straw houses...yes houses made of straw!
The square bales are placed in the shape of walls and then linked and plastered together with a mix of cement and straw.The insulation factor is said to be twice that of conventional homes, an important factor for northern homes.
If you query Google for key words like "straw homes" you will come up with info like THIS.
About the photo, I thought it would be a challenge to shoot from inside towards the fall-colored light and yet keep enough light inside to illuminate the stored bales just inside the doorway.Interesting note about this barn; it was moved to this spot with a bulldozer from a farm we bought 2 miles away.We used huge beams underneath and dragged it across the fields.

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