It’s been a very exciting week! But now we can really get going on the good stuff: more fencing work, setting things up for a future family milk cow, putting up some wood sheeting to protect the walls from the critters (and vice versa), and moving the hay bales in for the coming winter!
The lucky rams got to meet their lovely ladies last night, officially kicking off our 2018 breeding season! As of this afternoon, we’re seeing marks on Irene (courtesy of Romney ram Angus) and Cedar (courtesy of moorit Romeldale ram lamb Chesterton). Unless they are re-marked in a later cycle, we’ll be seeing our first lambs around February 11, 2019. Today is also the final day of barn construction (!!!) so these lambs will be fortunate to be born in a nice, dry, draft-free environment.
The crew took a short day, considering the longer hours they put in throughout this week. But they still constructed and installed the sliding door on the south side before heading out.
The results of today’s construction is less jaw-dropping, but the trusses were finished and we have a couple of doors (though no walls)! Some of the fascia is up, and the cupola is assembled and ready to go.
Today we went from poles to nearly a full skeleton. It’s been very exciting to pop out every few hours to see the progress our crew has been achieving!
The day’s final results at Quitting Time (about 5:15 p.m.):
Rain delayed our start date twice, but we’re still over a month ahead of schedule according to our contract.
Today was officially Day 1 of construction, and it’s impressive (and exhilarating) how different our site looks!