I got up and took the day off today. The dogs were not happy with me, their out of food! I got dressed and called Barbara and asked her if she wanted to ride to town with me and get some grocery. We got on the road and it started raining. It's a warm and rainy day today. We didn't get back until after lunch and then we had to get ready to go to the peanut factory.
About 12 of us went and toured the local peanut factory. We took the passenger van from TC.
This picture is of the building where the grain elevator is at.
These 2 pictures of are of the convery's that shell and sort the peanuts.
This picture is of the peanuts before they are cleaned and processed. The building was filled almost to the ceiling.
This picture is of the peanuts that are ready to be shipped out.
It was neat and their setup is alot like a grain elevator back home. This factory sells most of their peanuts to the fisher candy bar company. It was amazing how many peanuts we saw!
Here we are standing outside after we were finished with our tour.
Peanuts grow on top of the ground and are simular to potatoes. They said last year their crop wasn't as good. It was interesting to learn how peanuts are shelled and then cleaned and shipped to candy makers.