LOOKING FORWARD: Todd Getz, the middle of the three Getz brothers, is ready to put the past few months behind him and get the family dairy back on track.
BUSY IN THE COLD: During a cold, windy day at the Getz dairy in Richland, Pa., a worker is busy putting the finishing touches on a new roof on the tie-stall barn.
ALMOST READY: A brand new ceiling has been installed in the tie-stall barn at the Getz dairy months after a large fire destroyed what was a two-story bank barn.
WAITING FOR MILKING: Even though most of the milking equipment was destroyed in the fire, a few of the milking units escaped with just a little bit of damage, still good enough to use.
FRAMING THE BARN: Workers from a local construction company were busy putting up the framing for an addition to the existing tie-stall barn.
FUTURE MILKERS: While most of the cows are being housed at a nearby dairy farm, the heifers and young stock still have a home at the Getz farm.
NEW YEAR, NEW ERA: Although 2019 ended badly for the Getz family, they’re hoping that 2020 will start a new era for the dairy with the building of the new tie barn.
REMANTS FROM THE FIRE: A tower silo survived the fire and is good enough to use, but signs of a fire are still evident at the base of the silo.