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


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


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