Tuesday, October 19, 2010
And On to Sunday...........
So Saturday we built Darling Auntie's fence. When we got home, we unloaded all our tools and such and headed to Lowe's to buy some lumber to finish trimming out my barn. Unfortunately our little local lumber yard went bankrupt a couple years ago, so now we have to travel to the big town to get lumber and such. We got back home with our lumber Saturday evening so we'd be all set for Sunday morning.
This is my barn before we got started. It is sided with T 1-11 siding and where the sun hits it and it gets wet it has been curling. I want it to last so we are trimming it out to protect the edges of the siding.
You may be wondering why no windows? I don't stall my animals unless we have an ice storm or something. Since they aren't locked in the barn I don't worry about it being dark in there. Windows can be dangerous in areas where livestock can get to them. On days when I do lock them in, I just leave the lights on.
We have the corners, top and bottom on. Now The Man is putting up the batten strips. This went pretty fast as we were both working on it. I really love construction and building stuff. The Man.....not so much, but he does it for me! ;)
The end of the barn is almost done. We were going to use metal flashing up at the roof, but have decided to use 1x6 instead, so we have to buy (4) 14' boards for that and we will finish that and the roof line of the lean-to next weekend.
The front of the barn is done as well. After we get the barn stained (red of course) Darlin' Deb and I will make my other flag and it will hang on that sliding door. When we built the barn, The Man designed a really cool way to remove the bottom boards from the sliding door. That way I can drive the lawn mower and wagon in through that door if I need to.
Ellie is my girl and seldom leaves my side when I'm working outdoors. That is going to factor into tomorrow's blog post...........
God blessed us with another weekend of gorgeous weather. We are so thankful to be getting so much done around here!