That's what we talk about around here. We find it all terribly exciting.
A friend asked me the other day, "What's tiling?" I shouldn't assume that anyone knows what tiling is, because I learned myself just a few years ago when we moved here. (Again, I was not paying attention when my parents were the farmer and I was the child. What was I doing? Listening to guitar solos, I think.)
Many fields with crops in the Midwest are tiled, which means they have big plastic pipes underground that drain the excess water out of the field. This way, the field doesn't get too wet and kill the crops. If you're selling land, it's worth more tiled than not tiled.
These amazing machines called tile plows cut into the ground, lay tile, and cover up the tile again. They're fun to watch. And fun to harvest since it makes our crops so much better. (Or this year, possible at all.)
And bulk tanks! The excitement!
We have a new bulk tank that has double the capacity of the old tank. We needed more room for the more milk from the more cows.
This morning this building had no front - this afternoon it did! Can you feel the electricity in the air?
Kris had to get into the bulk tank the other day to fix something. It has a little round opening at the top. Kris said he could pull himself up, but then he was totally stuck because the opening was just as wide as his arms and shoulders. So before he went in he enlisted the milk truck driver to help pull him out. He was pretty scraped up.
Last, walls and cement! The barn continues to be more and more finished. The faster, the better. I was standing looking at it all - the barn, the lagoon, the builders - in the pouring rain today.
I can't speak for the soaking wet builders, but it didn't dampen my excitement.