Friday, February 26, 2010

Steps 3 & 4 On The Dairy

Early Monday morning the call was made: bring in the cement trucks! We got all of our chores done early so that we could go out and watch them pour it. We were estimating that we would need about 13 yards of cement. The truck that was coming out would only hold 10, so we were assuming two trips would need to be made. And so the pouring began and it kept coming and coming and coming. Finally we were at the last section and it was slowing down a little bit. We started praying that it would make it so another truck would not have to be brought out. And it made it! Just like the fish and bread, and we even had one "basket" left over!

(the overseer/Dad)

(the three "overseers")

(the onlookers)

the finished product drying

Dad put our name and year in the cement

On Thursday Dad rented a Ditch Witch and we started digging for the plumbing. Since we had the Ditch Witch for the day we decided to run water out to our garden. Say goodbye to those hoses stretched across the yard! We were able to get all of it connected that day and even got the drain done. That was an all day job with all of us doing it, and we all went to bed stiff and sore!

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  2. Thank you Chris! Right now we milk by hand but we have been kicking around the idea of buying a milk machine. Keeping the hoses clean is very important to us and is one of the reasons we have not already gone to a milk machine. We greatly appreciate all the help or advice we can get! Thanks again!