Let’s just say my husband is AMAZING… he’s work so hard this week and it’s only 9 weeks after getting the tendon in his ankle reconstructed!
The week started with making small squares of hay, which means those small bales have to make their way into the hay mow, and although we have a nifty little hay elevator, someone still has to load them on to it and then get them stacked up correctly in the hay mow. I was a little nervous about Dan doing this so soon after surgery as there’s not always sure footing and he typically can do this very fast & efficiently, but doing it too fast now might do some harm to that tendon! Thankfully he took his time and got the job done. Monday done.
Tuesday we had a grandparent birthday party for our daughter so by the time Dan laid down for his nap I had to wake him up half way through to head up to the barn to check out how the bird net hanging was going. Birds in a barn are not only annoying they can spread unwanted germs & destroy things like insulation, so we had our builders hang netting on the underside of our trusses to help keep the birds from making their home there. Then Dan spent some time leveling sand piles down in the barn to make way for the concrete that arrives this week! Tuesday done.
Wednesday through Saturday Dan’s parent’s headed to World Dairy Expo which meant he was doing it all at the farm plus keeping things going at the building site. Thankfully our amazing neighbor came to help him finish milking at night, meaning he got home by 9pm instead of 10 or 11pm, after waking up at 3:50am, with minimal naps each day!! Thursday I asked Dan to do a little extra and he picked up Vance to help him for a few hours while I had some friends & their kids at my place for a bible study. Having a little helper doesn’t make a person work faster! The kids & I helped some with calf chores both Thursday & Friday night. We help a little but the biggest advantage is just getting to be with daddy while he works. Wednesday done. Thursday done. Friday done. Saturday done. My husband’s amazing!
Thankfully Sunday Dan got more than a 3 hour nap, which he’ll need going into this week… concrete in the barn here we come!
In the barn this week things got ready up above for the concrete to go in down below. The south side bird netting is up as are 3 HUGE fans… they have a 20 foot diameter. Funny thing is they don’t even look that big in the barn….