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