Here I sit once again on Monday morning trying to review all of what happened last week! The windows are open all over the house trying to get some of the cool morning air to blow through in case I don't get around to figuring out how to put in window air conditioners! It's definitely summer! And we (and our great crews!) worked hard, which might even be an understatement, last week!
Although the walls didn't go up like we were thinking might happen this week, the floor came up quite dramatically. This will make way for the walls to go up and then eventually the concrete alleyways and freestalls to go inside.
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And by Friday the first of the building supplies did arrive on-site, while we were having a picnic hot dog roast on our huge brush bonfire!
We're so thankful that the rain stayed away this week, as the middle of the week was consumed by chopping haylage for our cows to eat! Dave got it cut on Monday and then Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday was spent chopping and bagging it, which is a three-man job. Our neighbor and fellow-dairy farmer has chopped and bagged for us for over 25 years. It was a few long days, ending at midnight the first day. Now our cows will have some yummy hay to start munching on!
We needed another tractor for the job, which turned out just fine since we'd already purchased just what we needed a few weeks ago, Dan just had to give it a little tune up and away it went!
The concrete guys finished up what they could on the barn area and moved on to working on the manure storage holding area, which also changed dramatically throughout the week!
Growing up a city-girl, after marrying my dairy farmer husband and spending a few years abroad, we came home to expand the family dairy farm and want to share our journey & farm life with you!