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.