The concrete crew kept at it and thankfully the rain held off yesterday until after 3pm! The stem walls for the barn are done and they've moved on to the reception pit for the manure (the first place it's welcomed after it leaves the barn!). And the big hole for the rest of the manure storage facility was dug out more this week, in preparation for concrete walls to go up in it!
Lots of other "behind the scenes" work also got done this week (plumbing meetings, shopping for the Guest House, meeting with the State milk inspector, accountant meeting, buying parts & supplies for our tractor, and more) as well as some important jobs at the current farm (cleaning out cow yards & feeders, meeting about hay & haylage - stay away rain!, testing each cows milk, and more).
The barn walls should be arriving this week, so the landscape will start dramatically changing soon!
Did you know that June is Dairy Month? It is! In celebration we'll be highlighting some of the Dairy Good things about our dairy cows & the dairy products they make!
Plus, although we're not ready for the masses to visit our farm yet, there are some great events going on throughout Iowa, Minnesota, and beyond. See if there's one in your area and get it on your calendar now! Where do you plan to visit?
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!