With only a little hassle we got the water heater up onto its stand, and then we took continuous shots of the plastic cover falling to the ground.
During a few rough days we, with the help of our Grandpa, managed to trench, dig and install the drain system for the facility.
Below is a picture of the beginning stages of the creamery area. We spent a couple days digging out the crawlspace, and then dug holes and made forms, preparing for concrete.
To the left is a picture taken ten days later, showing one of the wall forms poured.
With Eugene's help, Dad finished the roof that officially connected the milking facility and the future custom-exempt meat facility.
Thank you Eugene! He put in several long days helping Josh get the water system installed while the sheet-rockers were working. Abel helped weld valve-wrench-capable stainless valve handles on the 2" mainline valves. The 1.5" meter feeds the manifold, then immediately the 1.5" hydrant, followed by the house with a 1.25" line and two 2" lines for facility/barn/greenhouse spot/sprinkler system/north property.
Yes we love Jose. He has been beyond generous. We look forward to giving him a family discount on farm goods. Thank you Jose!
Josh: Founder, father