I keep hearing this question. To answer.... YES! We are SERIOUSLY moving.... again.
Sometimes life hands you a little something "extra" and our Lincoln location has been just that. It has had it's share of challenges and at times has been overwhelming but we have learned a lot and have made some new friends and for that we will are most thankful. But, it is time for us to move on and to seek a location that is better suited for our needs. It's not an easy task to find a property with the right size of pasture, the buildings we need, and one that has been treated in a holistic fashion.. not an undertaking we relished the though of. We are very blessed to have found such a place!
The history of the farm we are moving to is an interesting one. It was once a dairy farm and the owner raised chickens and sold his eggs in Lincoln. For the past several years it has been the home of Hollenbeck Farms. Their cattle are still located in the Elmwood area on pastures around the farm; but they are moving their home base to Lincoln for some very exciting reasons. :-)
future holding area
We are returning the former milking barn to it's roots. The cement floor has been uncovered and the drains are being updated. Water has been run to the barn and a cement pad and wall forms are ready to be poured.
Then came the rain......... SERIOUSLY??!!! We now have a fourty acre lake!
water line... now a river
Not exactly great conditions for pouring cement!
So, interior framing begins...... enter our friend and customer Rob - master of construction!
They tell me the rain is over now for a week.... so if it dries up enough we are hoping to get the cement truck in to pour on Friday. We were meant to be moving this weekend and the cows were set to go Monday. This has been set back at least a few days.
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