Friday, January 19, 2018

Clean Freezer


cleaned out the freezer, organised it again
easy when it is freezing in the garage
we still have lots of juice, red beets and beans

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Another step


the robot room currently looks roomy
but that is going to change
The door frame is taken out, because according to our calculations
the central unit will just fit


the central unit needs to fit in the corner


a heavy part to move, but it fit

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Room done


the cows had a rough day


they have no problem getting used to the new building


they just don't like sudden noises 


we'll see what happens today

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Framing 2


The guys will be back on Monday
to finish framing


Here you can see how much a voluntary milking system, 
(a robot) is liked
One cow being milked and 3 waiting
nicely lining up to take their turn


The current one on the right
the new one on the left

Friday, January 12, 2018

Framing


With the robot on the cement pad we can start framing


the cows don't like it at all, the robot is empty


Now the guys are on break and the cows come to have a look


It will feel like a long construction period

Thursday, January 11, 2018

First Robot move


first the compartment on the left was taken off to the side




then the robot was moved towards the barn



adding wheels for transport 


first try the shortcut 


it's not going to work, the robot fits 
but the wheels are sticking out


so we went the long way around


no problem


onto the platform


Put some plastic around the robot


cows don't like change and now there is lots of it


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New Year's lunch


ready for company


love our yearly get togethers

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

First Cement


today was the start


the first load of cement for us 


It was also the first load for the cement truck after Christmas
it has been to cold to do anything


started pouring shortly after 8.30


it takes a while to make it smooth



Monday, January 8, 2018

start delayed

Out timing is a bit off
Marc is back to school and Rien blew snow the whole morning


we were supposed to start the floor for the new robot today


so much snow
all schools cancelled and the contractor in the ditch
we'll try again tomorrow

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Sun-Up


Other people see nice sundogs
but I've only seen a nice sun-up not the same
it was -24 this morning