This past week has been an extremely busy time for all of us. And exciting as well! The containers (walls) for our Ag Waste Solutions Manure to Fuel Project were set onto their pads, the first office building was delivered, and…; the biggest news is that the framework for the building was delivered and work is already progressing. We’re getting closer to having walls and roof! WooHoo! Early next week the roof structure will be installed and then the fabric covering can be placed and equipment will be moved in.
Although the weather has turned on us, and it’s gosh almighty cold (for us!) and wet… (yes, it does rain in So. Cali) the crew is soldiering through and work is being accomplished. It’s exciting to be watching this through the eye of my camera, and to be a part of the process of furthering our family farms commitment to sustainable farming.
Stay tuned for more information to come… but for now, please enjoy the pictures of the work being accomplished thus far.
The office has arrived and is waiting placement, there will be two identical offices and we hope to have a “quad” built at some point between them… for guests who are touring the facility to relax in as well as for presentations.
Looking north as I approach the Manure Processing site the crane is already placing our walls (shipping containers) onto their respective platforms.
Easy does it! Up, over and between the already placed wall, and high enough to miss the electrical panel.
Settling down into position the last wall is placed.
The first of two trucks shows up and drives through our front yard with it’s load of steel for the Clear Span structure.
LOTS of steel! And this is only one of two trucks hauling the structures “erector set” like building pieces.
A “birds-eye view” of the site… showing ongoing work on the canal for dairy waste water, the walls in position, the office waiting to be moved into it’s final position once the building is completed, connection steel being welded alongside the wall, and far off behind the wall to the left the truck waiting to be unloaded of it’s steel building pieces.
The southern wall mounted on it’s concrete pad.
Attaching angle iron to the top of the wall for connection points of the steel roof arch.
Looking like a giant load of erector set pieces the steel beams begin to be unloaded.
The second truck of building components comes through the dairy gates.
More pieces of the steel arch roof as well as all the connections under the blue tarps.
A heavier load requires a bigger forklift… and guidance to get the forks in just the right place to lift this behemoth amount of steel.
Work progressing on the placement and welding of angle iron to attach the walls to the arched steel roof structure.
The arched steel roof structure “ribs” begin to be put together.
Another view of the roof “ribs” as the stack continues to grow as they are assembled.
Looking north-east towards the eventual building you can see how big this structure will be. Manure to fuel… what a thought! Another positive step in sustainable agriculture… and a huge step for this family farm!