Thursday, August 1, 2013

Lagoon in use!

Last night I was out with a friend and called Kris to see if he was going to be able to come.
He said he couldn't, because they were about to scrape manure into the lagoon FOR THE FIRST TIME! 
I said, "Hooray!  Take pictures!"
Later he said as he was taking the pictures, he was thinking about how most people wouldn't want to take, see, or hear about these pictures.
But when you have a dairy farm, manure is part of the business.  Especially when you've had a giant hole dug in which to store it.
So now we can scrape the manure from the barns (twice a day, every day) into the manure lagoon.  We'll pump it out and use it to fertilize our fields. 
We use a skid steer with an attachment on the front.  It's a half a tractor tire attached to a frame.  We can use the tire to scrape out all the - mostly liquid - manure.
Enjoy our photos ... these aren't the normal ones you get in your Facebook feed.

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