The Barn Project – Part 6

The Barn Project – Part 6

Rotted hay mulch in place, I pose for a glamor shot. January 17, 2013 – turning out to be another largely warm January. Turns cold Sunday for a few days, though. January 26, 2013 – A few hours of sun warm enough for just the T-shirt. Starting on the bottom sheets....
The Barn Project – Part 5

The Barn Project – Part 5

Lately all Crow is doing is screwing around. The Clipper 2B modified and updated. This is how we clean our grain. Does a pretty good job in a hurry. September 15th and 16th – new moon – next year’s grain is sown over the stubble of this year’s wheat harvest then the...
The Barn Project – Part 4

The Barn Project – Part 4

Made in the shade.  Crow and Paul put on the north side. Ol gives the cupola its first coat. About half way with the roof. After struggling for a week with the cupolas, I decided to skip ’em. It won’t look as quaint but it may get a roof by winter. More on (not...
The Barn Project – Part 3

The Barn Project – Part 3

March 26 and the first three trusses are up. The purlins are not yet all in place nor is the bracing. Waiting for a tall ladder to get the top ones on. Here you see the wheat coming up (far corner) and the beginning of the garden. March 28, 2012. Note the trees in the...
Barn Project Continues – Part 2

Barn Project Continues – Part 2

On the right you see our crude zone organizer. There needs to be some way to lable the zones (there are 5 in this case) and keep the ends out of the way at concrete placement time. The northeast corner of the building will be a cold room and so has no tubing in the...
The Barn Project Starts – Part 1

The Barn Project Starts – Part 1

The first building on the site is an old outhouse which these gentlemen (and the TO20 tractor) dragged over from the other side of the creek. We’ll use it as a tool shed. We flipped the building on it’s roof onto the travois you see being disassembled here. It’s now...