Saturday, August 23, 2014

My Summer Barn Project: Part 1

For those of you who have faithfully followed Country Captures over the years have noticed I have not updated the blog much over the past few months.  With the passing of my father many decisions needed to be made.  Some of those decisions had to do with the future of our farm, the cattle and the building.  Having decided to continue raising cattle my attention turned to the buildings.  As dad had grown old and infirm the farm buildings had been allowed to fall into disrepair as well.  Willard and I closely examined each building to determine what was worth saving and what needed raised while keeping in mind the building needs consistent with our vision of the farm's future.  The barn, the cornerstone of farm, was of major concern.
 
The following photos were taken following manure removal.






While it showed major signs of disrepair and some structure issues with seven floor beams being broken, all in all it was deemed structurally sound and worthy of repair.  In future post I will walk you through my summer project of whipping the old barn back into a usable piece of farm infrastructure.

6 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Such a major decision and what a lot of work! I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing how you improve your property.

Elaine said...

It's a beautiful old barn and I'm glad you're going to be able to save it. So many of these old ones are simply torn down because it's so much work to restore them. I'll bet your dad is up in heaven smiling to see his barn brought back to life. I'm looking forward to seeing the restoration!

Montanagirl said...

It's nice to see you back, and thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comment. I've been trying to limit my time to once a week for commenting and posting. It just got too time consuming. That barn really is in disrepair - can't to see what you've done to fix it up.

bailey-road.com said...

The old barn is charming to see. Nice that it's being restored.

Frank said...

Coy. From your images that barn is definitely full of character. I'm looking forward to following your restoration works.

Best wishes.

Carol said...

Amazing!!! I was able to start at part 5 and work my way back to the beginning. I am even more impressed with the work. What a change.