What it is really likeĀ 

Truthfully, I haven’t been swinging hammers or welding gates in our new barn construction.  My involvement has been financial consent (!), being a good listener, and an occasional home-cooked lunch for the crew. 

There has, however, been a dedicated crew putting in tons of hours this winter. We are so thankful. 

This construction has stretched Joe in so many ways.  It’s been way more complicated than a new build could be, with so many working systems.  Reworking all the manure stuff, completely redoing all the electrical, lots of unexpected problems. He has been stressed a bunch for this time of year, but it will all be worth it as soon as NEXT WEEK  — cows are moving in!!

It’s going to be awesome.   The crew has done an excellent job.  There are a ton of neat features that I could write about but it would be all “dairy-speak”. 

Violet was sprinting around like crazy tonight.

What I can tell you is that, like at farms all across the nation, cows are going to be very comfortable.  

He actually doesn’t even like being on his phone as much as he has been.

Lots of people on social media today are talking about knowing an  #ActualLivingFarmer, and if you want to know what the inside of a barn looks like, just ask me, because I am one!