Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Revival of this Red Barn

This is our barn. I love our barn. I always wanted a barn and God gave me the desires of my heart in every way including a barn! God is so good and kind!

This barn is approximately 150 years old. We are not completely sure of the age but this our estimate considering the beams and building materials.
The former home owners did nothing to take care of this barn or anything else for that matter. We have been waiting for almost 8 years to tackle the barn and we are finally able to do it.

So last week my Love and my BIL and FIL started at it... 

This is the back of the barn. It takes all the weather so it was really bad! You can see the red door that we cut in several years ago so we could clean it out right into the dump truck. There was a foot of trash and straw on the entire floor of the barn. It doesn't look like it from here but when you stand inside the barn there is so much light flooding in the inside of the barn from all the holes and gaps in the siding.

They put rolled roofing across the back to make it more weather tight. The foundation has some issues that we will have to address later on. This stuff is so expensive!!

This is the end next to the silo. Some of the boards were replaced before we moved in. I love the rock foundation on this side! I also love the patina on this end, but we have to cover it up. 

This is the end next to the garage. They had rigged this weird gutter thing that has actually caused more damage than helped it.

Stay tuned for more on the Red Barn.....Revival!

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