What’s happening with The Goat Dairy’s St. Patrick’s Anglican School Project?
(check out snaps below)
What’s holding things up?...
We have a bit of a delay, while we were under construction some structural issues with the school’s main septic system were found, which runs directly beside the farm, garden and into the playing field. This situation was initially assessed and appeared not to be an issue in moving forward with the construction of the goat house facility. The septic system was cleaned out as recommended and during the recent process the existing structure appeared to have additional problems. The system was completely reassessed by engineers who strongly recommended that the entire septic system be reconstructed. So, now this school project has the commitment from the Ministry of Health and Education that the system will be restructured as soon as the students are out for their summer break, which starts at the end of next week. Once this is completed, then we’ll be able to carry on with our final touches of the facility.
What's left to complete?...
▪ final electric & plumbing hookups
▪ additional storage shelves, milking stands, feed racks & painting
▪ security fence and security system
▪ transporting goats to new facility estimated time of arrival: end of July
▪ Grand opening of the facility: sometime during the first two weeks of September (to be announced)
Please continue to follow our progress, we're actively posting updates on our Facebook page ~ you don’t have to be a member of Facebook to follow us on it: www.facebook.com/thegoatdairy
Please stay tuned for more updates & snaps...
Continued kind thoughts and thanks to all of you ~
Christine, Malaika & The Entire Goat Dairy Team
image 1: A recent visit by the Minister of Education, Hon. Anthony Boatswain, ensured us his support to make the necessary repairs in order to move this important project forward.
image 2: Other important members of the Ministry of Education join St. Patrick’s Anglican School Principal, Ms. Alexander and school manager, Father Mayer in their recent visit to the new creative agriculture facility!
image 3: The goat house facility ~ pending, just a few minor touches!
East Side of goat house ~ pending, new septic system!
images 5 & 6: Inside peak of classroom and facility center isle!
image 7: Preparations for the school project continue taking place~ baby goat kids (Cabot & Pancake) recently return to The Goat Dairy after being socialized during their foster care with veterinary student Gabriel.
image 8: Goat green (Moringa) starters, reach for the sun to get a jump start as the rainy season kicks off our planting...