we are SO abundantly blessed by our Lord..
it's like a GIANT hug EVERY day..
the lovely community
the wonderful Blessings Farm
and all the people who God keeps bringing into our lives..
Living in a community that is largely Amish
can be intimidating..
but thankfully our Amish friends LOVE Jesus
and do their best to be welcoming!
for which we are very thankful.
Another friend we have made is Mr. T
HE is super fun, SUPER informative
and is very thoughtful and kind...
Mr. T came by and invited us to go look at
our new roof was being Manufactured...
how cool is THAT?
see that pretty green roll?
We think, that's ours!
This manufacturing plant is a small
so you're not going to be seeing any of the workers in any of the shots..
they don't do cameras taking photos of them
Why a metal roof?
They've actually come a long way.
Machine Man has strong ideas about anything metal...
he's a fan..
and ME? oh I think they are so pretty..
so I am on board with it..
see how it will overlap?
pretty cool right?
also very tight!
HOW do they cut the sizes?
Check out Mr. T showing us the big blade!
Mr. T wanted Buddy to keep his hands IN his pockets
because this thing...
(Mr.T has lots of good stories..
even good scary ones to get your child to obey and BE safe!)
LOVE Mr. T
see how sharp that blade is?
sure wouldn't want MY little fingers and toes near THAT!
Buddy wants to know ..
"so how does it get al crimped if it comes to the plant on that
IT gets fed through this machine
squeezed through these
pretty sharp right?
HOW do they do the tops?
those look spiffy!
HOW do they get that all... V shaped?
and nicely crimped like that?
here's what goes under to let the roof be breathable...
here is that fun V Machine...
it comes out of here .
but where does it go in?
It gets fed in here.
This is fantastic..
How do they do all this
with OUT being hooked up to electricity?
Diesel powered generators/engines?
check it OUT!
pretty neat right?
no electricity is brought to this plant..
(Buddy & C.S.)
so how do they MOVE that roll?
it's GOT to be super heavy!
this shows a spacer
all those rolls..
yep.. look at that!
here it is moving
here is the fancy track..
how come they don't roll away?
they men built these roll holders...
Well that was interesting..
we saw how they will make our roof from start to finish..
Mr. T got permission from his good pal the owner
to tour the Machine Shop!
I know I know..
this is not
but I grew UP around Machine shops
and am married to Machine Man
and we home educate
so learning MORE
exposing the kids to MORE
and different ways of doing things
is SUPER important in my book..
I am SO eager to see the
Electric FREE Machine shop!
First off.. I have to say, it's a VERY clean shop..
I wish Machine Man were here.
HE dreams of having a shop at the Farm..
oh.. if even our Garage could be this clean..
Whats that boardwalk in the middle of the concrete flooring?
drive shaft.. gear shaft.. some important thing like that
They used to build custom log homes..
but economic changes and challenges
have got them on to new and exciting things..
so the shop isn't in constant use anymore..
we wondered how if they did mostly wood work in here
how was it, it was so DUST free?
they have/had all the sawdust suctioned into
and then they have wood chips and saw dust for the farm..
seems pretty smart to me!
see how Tidy?
children, take NOTES!
here you can see the tubes..
super smart folks to come up with all this!
so want to take a sneak peak at the family wheels?
lot's of carriages as Buddy would call them
some for the whole family
some for just the kids...
so they can drive themselves to school see...
yep with 13 blessings
I can see how Ma & Pa would rather NOT
have to drive them to school...
and look what got delivered!
just days later our order arrived!
and I think it's going to look SUPER lovely