A new definition of hard work.

The new facility requires a fence around it. We figured we would save here and do that ourselves.

68 poles each 12 feet long for a total of 544 feet. We have a post hole auger on our tractor so it shouldn’t be a problem. Wrong. Most of it wasn’t a problem but about 12 of our holes couldn’t be dug because of thick rock that we kept hitting. The auger just wouldn’t cut it. Days went by trying to crack this nut! So finally, we got out the backhoe and figured we would get them at least started through the rock. That worked for about 4 of our last 12 holes but then even the backhoe couldn’t get through!

We had to run to the hardware store and rent a hammer drill and bit set so we could drill it out, then jackhammer the rock out! Finally, we got all the poles set! What should have been a three-day project turned into 2 weeks!

A big vein of this went right down the fence line. After broken up it looked pretty cool with a bluish color but it was sure hard to get through!


Finally, after many long days, we have all the posts set! Well, most of them.

Excavating is done.

The excavator guys finished up their work and we now have an empty canvas to work with.

With ditches cut for drainage and some of the trees removed, we are ready to turn up the heat!

We really hated to cut down this sycamore tree but it was leaning the wrong way and also cast a lot of shade across the lot where the greenhouses will go. We have some cool plans with it though, we are going to drill out the stump and put a hemp plant inside. It will be right near the front door of the new packaging facility.

Seeing what the land looks like underneath and official groundbreaking!

We aren’t big on formalities but we did want to celebrate the start of this massive project and what better day to celebrate than 4/20?

So after the post office closed we all got together at 4:20 on 4/20 to turn over the first shovel-full of dirt!

The excavator guys beat us there though and they already had peeled back all the topsoil with the grass.

In fact, they were already leveling the building site! It made such a difference to see the ground without the grass to really see the grade of the land and where everything would be.

Brad and Mara were the only ones that followed directions and wore their Apical Greens shirts that day. 🤦‍♂️

Overall it was a big moment to mark. It was the beginning of A LOT of work to be done!

The Apical Greens Family!

Interesting side note, we have 10 kids between all of us! It can get loud fast when we have a family get-together! And is there anything better than a big dirt pile and cousins when you’re a kid?

Breaking Ground! Exciting things starting!

We are very excited to announce that we are finally breaking ground on our new facility.

We were held up for a long time getting all the i’s dotted and t’s crossed but we finally started this week!

We are putting in about 5,ooo sqft of greenhouse space and a new 4,000 sqft indoor growing and processing facility.

Chris on the tractor starting to get an idea of the lay of the land.


We also started our seedlings this week! Spring is always an exciting time!