The beautiful landscape of the Palouse is changing. The grain silo pictured above is being deconstructed. Last week in Palouse we saw two old silos being dismantled. The dismantling process allows for recycling the massive amount of wood in this structure. In most cases the wood is used for flooring and building materials. It appears that repurposed wood is quite popular. In talking with some of the people doing the deconstruction, government regulation is the driver behind removal of these structures.
While I understand some of the intentions behind this type of regulation, the newer silos lack the character of these old wooden buildings and I will miss them!