Saturday, February 17, 2018

It's working


check the feed, everything seems to be working now


there is the first cow coming into the second lane


the next one is in, both A4's are now working


we think it helps that they are beside each other
and at the place where the cows already went to get milked



Thursday, February 15, 2018

Grinding and Welding


Lots of hours work putting everything together


work between robots doesn't help to get cows milked


Carl asked if we'd stop pushing cows through for a while 
because they had to do lots of grinding behind the robot
so I asked if we could push cows again after they were done grinding


answer: "Don't think they like welding any better"


but it starts to look more finished


the feed auger is connected
we hope to get started tomorrow


Mo has helped with the installation 8 years ago too









Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Poverty Challenge


for the poverty challenge
we had to fetch water every day
a lid meant you had a filter

there was a thief who took filters away 
and without a filter you'd get sick


The best job $5 was hard work at the mine
only for males and you could get fired and not paid


the least paid job $2 was this 
and my family member Sarah got injured 
and had to pay money instead of make some

Our family had trouble to pay the rent
and we didn't eat most days to save up for the rent

It was well done

Monday, February 12, 2018

Placing the second A4


on the move


backing up into the barn


getting the wheels on


this time it went a lot better
making use of the wheels and the pump cart


moving into place


not at the right place yet, some walls needs to be finished yet
the 2 A4's are going to be close together

Sunday, February 11, 2018

IF Perth Minto




went to IF Perth Minto


in the Listowel Evnagelical Missionary Church


a women's conference


I guess about 250 people


many young moms, some brought their (nursing) babies



On Saturday we sat at the front


not realizing everyone could see our table on the indoor TV system


the team did a great job, Kendra was announcing through the weekend

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Cement second A4


Today we did cement under the second A4


the original plan was yesterday
but Robert had a baby boy yesterday


The cement guy was here when we build the addition 
couple years ago


always a heavy job


putting the mat in where the cow will stand


Monday they will push the second robot in

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Walking track Listowel


I went for the first time to the arena in Listowel



It has a walking track


It's kind of cold outside


so quite a few people were going around the track
I hope to go more often, it's nice and close by



Tuesday, February 6, 2018

breaking up cement


the new robot is much smaller so the cows stand in a different place


making the hole for the manure grate


I hope it is deep enough


manure needs to float

Monday, February 5, 2018

Coming and Going


April 7 2010


exciting the robot arrives


February 5 2018


the robot leaves


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Empty Bin

The bin needs to be empty so we can put a new sleeve on
and get it ready for 2 robots


we hoped it would empty at a convenient time
 but just is case, we got a skit of bags


last night at bed time we discovered it empty


not the most fun job is the freezing cold and wind


this morning put the rest in and fill some more bags
to make it until Monday morning