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    Looking good, keep the pictures coming.


      Poured a yard and of half of concrete the old fashioned way.. thank God for a good friend and neighbor. Not many volunteers for this job.. in case you don't know 1 1/2 yards is 81 60lb bags of concrete. Click image for larger version

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      • Huskee
        Huskee commented
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        That dude in the blue shirt & sunglasses reminds me of Spinaker, how'd you corral him up?

      • Spinaker
        Spinaker commented
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        Always good to see some MN boys hard at work!! 💪

      • Backroadmeats
        Backroadmeats commented
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        Huskee the guy in the blue shirt is a buddy of mine that is a working fool. He called when I just started mixing concrete. When I told him it was just me and the wife doing it he drove over to help after working a 12 hour day already. I have seen him pick a 230 lb beef quarter off the floor by bearhugging it and set it on a table. He is a good sized boy.. the other guy is a neighbor that drove by and saw what we were doing and stopped to help.

      My back is hurting just looking at this!


      • Backroadmeats
        Backroadmeats commented
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        Ya.. mine is too..sucks getting old!!

      • tbob4
        tbob4 commented
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        Backroadmeats - nobody looks old in those photos!

      Well, based on the photos you must be in the Milaca area. I get up that way for fishing now and then. I'll have to stop by.


      • Backroadmeats
        Backroadmeats commented
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        Heck yea. I am about a half mile of 169. Just east and north a little from unclaimed freight.

      Nice, congrats and thanks for sharing! Concrete is the single hardest physical job I have ever done, and I was a drywall hanger for years doing plenty of commercial jobs with double layer 5/8" 16' lids. Mad respect to those folks who pour concrete for a living.


        You are in the home stretch! Ya got this.


          Ya know, they make these giant trucks with spinn-y backs that just bring the concrete out to you....


          • Spinaker
            Spinaker commented
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            We like to work for it in MN! 😂

          • Huskee
            Huskee commented
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            Spinn-y backs! Was trying to think of their proper name. Whirl-y tubes was all I had, knew it wasn't right.

          Well electrical and plumbing rough in passed inspection.. the insulation is in a Click image for larger version

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ID:	754741 nd poly up. The walls get drywall tomorrow. Septic also goes in tomorrow.. big day and this is Minnesota!!! It is snowing!! Oh well..


            Congrats on the inspections. I saw Minnesota was getting some snow. Just missed our farm in Iowa.


              Got the septic system in today in the snow . What a muddy mess. Also got the sheetrock up in the cutting room.. Click image for larger version

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              • Ahumadora
                Ahumadora commented
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                Damm. Snowing in October... You need to move a few 1000 miles South..

              • mountainsmoker
                mountainsmoker commented
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                Well done at least that is off the check list. Dang nap it snow is way to early.

              This is great to see the process on the shop!

              Also, this weather is getting old, already.


              • Backroadmeats
                Backroadmeats commented
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                I know.. the snow and rain can take a break for a few weeks!!

              Although I don't need it the snow is kind of pretty!! Click image for larger version

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              • holehogg
                holehogg commented
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                Nice pic.

              • HawkerXP
                HawkerXP commented
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                Building is lookin good!

              Looking good. Thanks for letting us go along for the journey. This is sure reminding me of days long past when I was capable of putting long hard days of physical labor to make our family’s dreams come true. My hat is off to you and your friends.

              So, in your honor I went to http://tankoftheyear.tnemec.com/#tank1708 and voted for your water tank in Milaca in the contest.🙂


              • Backroadmeats
                Backroadmeats commented
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                Thank you sir. This has been on heck of a project.. I always seem to get myself in these spots.. I have a list of people started for people waiting for me to open,. Right now there are 17 beef and 12 hogs.i posted a picture to Google maps last Thursday and got a notification today that it has been viewed over 300 times.. I think I will be busy

              Well got the drywall up and taped.. got some tin on the ceiling too.. Click image for larger version

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                That is some nice looking tin. Keep the pictures coming.



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