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