This was the foundation of a silo that was built in about 1920 but burned down soon after. A silver maple sprouted inside the circular foundation and it grew to be humongous. We had to cut the tree down when we installed the solar PV system on the barn so it wouldn't shade the panels.
Then we got the crazy idea to transform the silo foundation into an aquaponics pond, a symbiotic fish and plant growing system.
We had fun meeting our neighbor, Marie, the owner of the farm with corn crib (this photo is the approach to her beautiful farm.) Marie is an artist! Unfortunately, she doesn't want to sell the corn crib. We'll keep looking...
Eventually, we will raise fish for food in this pond. We haven't decided for sure what species yet. Yellow perch? Catfish? Tilapia?
Stay tuned for further Adventures in Aquaponics. Hopefully the next chapter will include a corn crib!