Linda wrote: The pic I sent you of the field of sunflowers also appeared in the local paper (not my pic–reporters) with this interesting info. The long-term goal is to grow enough flowers to produce enough biodiesel fuel to power the farm tractors and heat their home. Seeds are harvested with a combine. An oil press extrudes the oil from the seeds, “transesterification” which involves combing the oil from the sunflowers with ethanol or methanol and lye under controlled conditions. The meal by-product after processing is high-protein feed for the farm’s beef cattle, pigs and chickens. Neat!
Eileen wrote: here is one.
Taken with Nikon P510 F/5.9 ISO 400 August 9, 2014 on the TGO Nature Trail
I know Pat wrote a note about this phot – But , alas, I lost it – Pat could you comment on it (Via this blog) so others may know of this building – Thanks Jim