Friday, February 28, 2014

February on the Big Island

February was extremely rainy on the Big Island, so progress was slow but steady.

Walls formed for the compost building.

Footings poured for the parlor.

With the footings poured, you can now see the "footprint" of the milking parlor.

Things began changing quickly, the end of February, as erection crews arrived.

Steel erection begins on the freestall building.

Curb poured by the Gomaco crew.

Walls of the parlor being poured with a concrete pumper.

Front of parlor....aftermath of rainstorm in the foreground.

Gomaco crew pouring curb.

Inside of parlor.

Completed commodity shed.

Milking parlor.

Milking parlor in the foreground with freestall in the back.

The three notches in the far side of the parlor are the lower
 part of the three windows in the upstairs, office area.

Monday, February 3, 2014

January Comes to a Close

Fortunately, in between rain storms, we have had some beautiful days. It has been a little cooler and there is snow on the mountains, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.  The footings have been poured for the compost building and now the walls are being formed up. 

Mauna Kea as viewed from the Hilo side on the Saddle Road.

Metal going up on the commodity shed.

Kelly and Brett.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

January 2014 - Big Island

The year began with rain and then cleared up for a couple weeks....then more rain. We just have to work as hard and fast as we can when the weather is nice. Plumbing has begun and our steel erectors have started, things will start looking different quickly now.
Sunrise after a rainy day/night.

Another benefit of rain.

Beautiful clear sky!!

Digging footings for compost building.

Snow on the mountains, as seen from the dairy.

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Pouring the footings for the compost building.