Barn organization halfway point
While I've been playing
in the garden and Bradley's been building things, Mark has faced the
most difficult job on the farm --- organizing the barn.
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I believe in being
honest on our blog, but sometimes you just don't need to see the worst case
scenario. So there are no before photos that go with this
post. Suffice it to say that for five years, only a small portion
of the barn was waterproof, and that area had no solid walls on which to hang shelves and
tools. As a result, everything in the barn was piled in a mass
right in front of the doors.
roof opened up
exciting barn area, but didn't do anything about the jumble of
machinery, tools, and so forth that had built up in the aisle.
For the last few weeks, Mark has been dealing with years of neglect,
which mostly consists of putting things on shelves and nails. I'd say
he's about halfway done (or maybe even more), with the result that we
can walk into the barn again!
The long term goal is to have
room to stable the golf cart and lawn mower in a nearly clear central
aisle, with the sides being split up into work and storage areas.
We may eventually build lofts too, either just for fun, for guest
quarters, or for biomass stockpiling (aka hay lofts). There's
certainly plenty of vertical area to take advantage of in this old
I just thought you
should know why Mark's been quiet about his projects lately --- he's
been slaving away on an unphotogenic task that no one else wants to
tackle. Thanks, honey, for perservering!