|The new seeder and flail chopper under the shed|
|What's that pile of brewer's grain doing there?|
|Supplies under the shed for the door project|
The guys are getting ready to winterize the barn, this year they will rebuilt the doors, several of the canvas covered doors are much the worse for wear, with holes in the fabric, they will be redone with wood covering the frames on both sides and Styrofoam board in the center for insulation, the ones that are still good on the outside will just get the insulation and wood on the inside of the doors. Of course they will be building the winter bale wall on the two walls like every winter to keep the barn warmer, so the cows body heat can keep it from freezing, most of the time anyway.
|That circlur PVC thing on the milker is the pulsator|
Garry recently bought a couple new pulsators for the milking machines. A new one in Canada lasts forever and costs a 100 dollars - a Ukrainian one lasts about a year and costs less than 10!
We are going to the Animal Farm Show in Kiev tomorrow with Maria (or Masha) Garry's translator and our 2nd year trade school students, Andrey and Max B. We drove almost there this afternoon, and are spending the night in a hotel, we'll see if we make it all the way back to the village after the show. Watch the birds eye blog for photos in the next couple days.