Major Repairs to Barn Underway

May 15, 2017 Tom Salzer 0

The century-old barn is showing it’s age.  This year, we began making structural repairs to the south wall. In 2014, we made an emergency repair to a post at the northwest corner of the barn and later repaired the roof.  After those repairs, we carefully inspected the entire structure to […]

Hay Harvested in 2016

July 26, 2016 Tom Salzer 0

A few summers ago we wrote that we didn’t hay the grass fields because the soil needed improvement. In July 2016, a local livestock producer harvested 1,018 bales of grass hay from the three two-acre fields.  This is significantly more hay than usually produced from this farm. What factors contributed to […]

Pond and barn repairs completed in October

October 31, 2014 Tom Salzer 0

In October we made repairs to the pond drain and to the barn roof. Pond drain unplugged The overflow drain for the upper pond keeps the pond from overflowing into the adjacent field. (The upper pond is fed by underground springs that constantly refill the pond.) Unfortunately, that drain became […]