In early 2020, the idea reared its head again, but this time we were committed to finding a way to make it fit in our operation. Unfortunately, at 8:31 pm on June 10th, a tornado hit our robot barn and caused significant damage. Then it was hit by another tornado on July 19th when the rebuilding process was getting underway. Yes, two tornadoes. After the initial tornado, all of the milking cows had to be moved to a neighbour's farm, and were expertly cared for there until November 30th.
During this period of the time, the power of our community was evident through all of the support we received. So, undeterred, we continued planning the Creamery project while our dairy barn was being rebuilt. The tornado is the basis for one of our mottos - "Homespun Milk".