Mother Nature rules the roost
This is how today started. Actually it started around 4am. Woke up to a howling wind and no electricity. My first thought is the new half built building. Will it withstand this gale? There was no way to sleep so we got up and check the weather outside. No rain but I saw the trees bent over and what I thought was very dense fog. Turned out the fog was dirt. It was so thick we could barely see the barn which is less than 50 feet from our house.
And then it was over. Just Ike that.
When the sun rose it hadn't rained much so Jay wanted to get the Beck's bean plot done before the next round of weather. We had eight varieties to plant and got done just in the nick of time.
Checked around and the back wall of the lean-to was pushed out and a gate lost a chunk.
The grove is a constant battle and we lost five big trees again. Inevitably one landed on the high tensile fence so we had to get that off to get the electric fence working again. Will have to clean up another day, too much other stuff to do.
The building will need a good cleaning. Dirt is covering everything.
But it was a gorgeous sunset. A sunset is best in person but I hope you saw it too.
Smooth as a baby's butt. I'm sure the concrete guys were sick of me watching them pour concrete but it was fascinating to me. The whole process of this building is a giant puzzle and seeing it put together piece by piece is so cool.
We used a colored concrete and am so glad we did. It's gonna be awesome.
The building is coming along nicely. One thing a construction company knows how to do is make things work. We were supposed to do concrete today but will on Monday instead. No biggie and probably works out better for us. The roof went fast on this side. The south has the porch so that's more work. Stay tuned!
What a whirlwind! Where do I start? Probably the biggest thing is our new store! Let me tell you why we decided to upgrade. Fireworks! For the last couple years we have been paying close attention to this legislation and it finally passed this year! I don't even know how many emails I've sent on this topic. So anyway, we (Jay, me, Blake, and Claire) are ready to start this new adventure! The new store will be a multipurpose space depending on the season. Our existing building was about 80 years old and too small for the fireworks. Jay will be able to use it for his growing Beck's Seed business (more on that another day) so the space will defs get used. As I write, I hear hammers pounding wood and soon the concrete will get poured. I hope the weather cooperates... Adios.