2021 - Volume #45, Issue #1, Page #05[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Spilled Beans Saved By Shopping Cart
The next morning he pulled out the old cart and tied an old wire grate to the bottom of the cart with bailing wire to create a make-shift sieve. Then he positioned the cart over the top of his screened auger hopper. Hoping nobody would drive into the yard and think he was crazy, he dumped the trashy beans into the cart, one 5 gal. bucket at a time. With considerable shaking for assistance, his shopping cart sieve worked great, allowing the beans to fall into the hopper while the trash stayed in the cart.
Over a beer that evening, he told a neighbor about his “invention” and how it saved him about $300 worth of beans. The neighbor told him, “Why don’t you send the story to FARM SHOW and see if they’ll run it. Just make sure they don’t use your name because you’ll never hear the end of it.”
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