I can’t believe we actually got the building permit! That laminated piece of paper has a lot of power….it held us up longer than we wanted, and also granted us permission to construct our dreams. Even as I held it in my hands it seemed unreal.
First in order of construction was removal of the weathered concrete floor. The echo of jackhammering rang throughout the ranch as the old floor was demolished. I fully intended to help lug chunks of loose concrete away to the dump truck, but when I walked up to the scene I quickly realized it required more muscle power than I had. Plus I didn’t have a dust mask, so I didn’t feel so guilty about leaving. Trenches were dug, drain pipes were laid, and inspection was passed. Yesterday the concrete guy planned the pouring of the new floor, which I know from experience is a detailed process that takes a lot of measuring and thinking and more measuring.
I find myself constantly asking Dave to remind me what’s going to happen next in construction, which is probably because it’s progressing so quickly I don’t want to miss out on the process. I wish I could be more involved, helping with the manual labor and learning a little about construction in the meantime, but it seems best to let the professionals handle it!
My ewes are looking healthy and happy. I hope they continue to get bigger as the grass grows taller in the next couple months. The grass had a rough start since last winter was bone dry, but the rain of last month and sun this month seem to be the makings of a good year. And now with creamery construction underway I can rest a little easier since their milk will have a place to go!