There’s a new project on the horizon – building a barn. Today, Kris went to a friend’s large farm about a mile from here to check out their barn setup. How large? We milk about 300 head; they milk 4300 head. In fact, they just added on to one of their barns. They added one row of freestalls (the places cows lie down) to make space for 300 more cows. That’s right! They added our entire milking herd. So, yes, a pretty large farm.
He also met with an excavation company to see where we’d be able to build the barn. It has to be close enough to a well to use the water supply, but not too close or it won’t meet health code. We could put it on one side of the barn, but there’s a slope, so we might have to bring a lot of dirt in to make it flat enough to build.
Lots more meetings ahead, but everything will be on hold until we dig out from the storm. That is, assuming it’s as bad as they say it is. Of course, if you watch the coverage, this’ll be my last post because this storm will cause the world to end.