Bittersweet Acres Farm
Bittersweet Acres Farm

Archive for June, 2009

Making progress

by on Jun.10, 2009, under Uncategorized

We have started what will be some ongoing building projects.  Most of the buildings on the farm have seen their better days.  Some that have no use will be torn down and others that are adequate will be remodeled to make them more astheticly pleasing, and more importantly, more functional.

As you have probably heard it said, you can’t build and tear down at the same time, so we have started demolition.  The first to bite the dust were two old silos which have been here since the farm operated as a dairy.  An Amish team from outside Libery, KY have been working to tear one of the silos down to rebuild on another Central Kentucky farm.  The other silo was not worth rebuilding and was simply knocked down.

Following are some pictures of the guys taking the larger of the two silos down.  Definately not for the faint of heart.

The picture on the left is hard to tell, but there is a man sitting on the very top of the dome of the silo. 


Dropping staves

Dropping staves

 silo-2                                                                                                                                                                                                         silo-33  


 Here is a link to the demolition of the smaller silo.  Pay no attention to the narration.  The videographer didn’t know if everyone who was watching wanted to know if this group built barns also.  Also the kids in the background were mine, and they were waaaaaay away and the noise scared them which caused the screams you hear at the very end.  They were in no danger and no one was injured.

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Trying to catch up

by on Jun.03, 2009, under Uncategorized

Sorry for the lack of recent updates, and the pictures reminding everyone of the winter ice storm. 

The farm has been a very busy place over the past couple weeks.  We have been able to finish up some board fence that has allowed us to remove some wire fencing that was causing problems.  It won’t be painted for a while, but I don’t think the horses will mind for now.

We also have cut and baled the first cutting of hay.  We were able to dodge the rain and get it all in the barn dry.  It is a big relief to get it done, and I really appreciate everyone’s patience with the mess while we were filling the barn.

If nothing changes this week, both silos are supposed to start coming down on Monday 6/8/09.  Once they are gone the process of moving the electric service can start which will then lead to adding an equipment shed and a maintenanceshop.  This is all to make the place more efficient and allow work to be done during inclement weather.  It is my hope that by fall we can start making some significant improvements to both horse barns.

We have a couple new boarders so if you haven’t met them, take the opportunity to say hi.

The delivery date is also closing in quickly for the birth of our third child.  Evelyn Sarah is due July 27 so among other things we are trying to prepare for our upcoming gift delivery.

I will update with some new pictures soon.

Thanks to everyone who is making Bittersweet Acres a success!  We couldn’t do it without you.

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