I mentioned earlier that we're pouring more cement to make a larger silage pad. (A silage pad is a cement slab where we pile the feed we grow. We cover it with a plastic tarp and tires, then take a little of it out every day to feed the cattle the rest of the year.)
Pouring the pad is quite a process - and really fun to watch.
First, there's the sky high pipeline.
It takes a lot of guys to do it, since of course it sets quickly.
Look how far that angles!
Pasture to pavement. It was a really wet part of the pasture anyway.
They used something called a laser screed. I don't know if this is the brand they use, but the link offers a good description of how it works. Basically, it levels the concrete using lasers.
I've only heard the word 'screed' to describe a written rant before, but I see now that this use is the second definition. No angry rants here! It looks great and we're ready to fill it up.