Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Busy Day on the Farm


I am going to receive a couple thousand dollars in June and really need to spend it. ☺Help the economy, you know ☺ I wanted either hard wood floors in the house or cement work in the barn. Guess you know what I decided on......
Yesterday about one, the cement guys showed up. We had to rip out the mats that were in the stalls. Remember that I used to board horses. The right amount of dirt was underneath so they didn't have to add or take away any.
This is the skid loader that they used to get the cement down the aisle to the spot. I also had them build a little ramp outside the girls' door which I had them really rough up. I'm thinking less toe nail clipping. They finished about 6 and all the 'pacas had to spend the night outside. Glad the weather has improved.

....and across the road Matt was planting corn. Isn't it amazing! I think he's planting 24 rows at a time. Holy Sha mo lee!

8 comments:

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

WOW...thats a massive piece of equipment, decided on the concrete then....wood floors later !...maybe .....Jayne

Mulchandmore said...

I was wondering about your mats/didn't think about the horses. My grandson just brought me a load of processed manure so I should plant corn next week- with a machine like that I could do it in one pass:)

The WoolWytch said...

My late grandmother used to say there were only two seasons in Michigan, Winter and Road Construction. As soon as there was equipment in the fields a planting, the roads were being worked on as well.

critter Lover said...

WOW Maple! Does the concrete ever look nice. Saw it in person today! Good job guys! It will make barn chores much easier! Lucky alpacas! You sure have been a busy little work bee...more fences, concrete, gates....! It sure is peaceful and fulfilling to sit on your back deck and take in all the animals just grazin' away! I'm wondering what your next project is going to be???

Debbie said...

I much prefer spending my money and the animals too!

ooglebloops said...

That's where all my extra cash goes!!! We haven't even painted the inside of the house yet (been here 2 1/2 years) New project is building a pole barn for the hay and tractor!! Cement floors are the best - have 'em!!!

Linda B said...

As DH and I were on our knees planting beets and carrots the other day, we were wondering how farmers planted them by machine. I guess it wouldn't be much different than the corn. Our renters haven't planted their corn yet.
The pacas win again! Our barn is all cement and so easy to clean.

HanamiGallery said...

holy smokes. i wonder how much that corn planting machine costs?!?! could probably buy a lot of pacas with that money! hahahahaha. i just got a drop spindle and my mom sent me her carders, so im trying that out!

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