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Adventures in barn roof repair

Texas Tony crossing the creek the boyscout way


The creek is still too high to cross wearing hip waders.

Not a problem if you're part of the dedicated roofing team working on our barn.

They got the tin moved back and all but one panel installed.

We are both very impressed with their level of hustle!



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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They must really be glad to have that job! I hope you are giving them a fair wage.
Comment by Maggie Sun Mar 4 17:54:37 2012
I think that when it's all said and done, they will have each gotten about $25 per hour. That seems kinda low --- maybe we should give them a bonus.
Comment by anna Sun Mar 4 18:34:29 2012
I've recently become addicted to your blogs, but this is the first time i've bothered to comment. You guys found some amazing roofers. These guys are like the roofing ninjas. I mean, obstacle courses, climbing, cold wet conditions. Wow, if only every crew of American laborers was so worthy of respect.
Comment by Becca Sun Mar 4 22:29:36 2012

Becca --- I'm glad you've decided to start commenting!

I think the creek and floodplain self selected for our roofing ninjas. Normal roofers took one look and fled in terror... :-)

Comment by anna Mon Mar 5 08:32:09 2012





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