No? I don’t blame you. I haven’t updated in a while.
Back in June, Ryan was working on getting this big old barn taken apart. Which was a bit of a challenge. He finally got it disassembled and moved all the materials to our property. That was a project in itself, because there was a LOT of wood in that barn. I thought I took a picture of all the piles of boards, but I guess I didn’t. Shame on me. Here it is coming down in June.
As you can see, Henry and I were a huge help. 😉 (I love this picture so much.)
Well, progress is again being made and Ryan is hopeful that the barn will be up by winter. (Crossing fingers.)
Over the weekend, concrete was poured by Ryan and our friends and family (Thanks going out to both our dads, my brother, friends Dave and Pam and Ryan’s friend Jon. Couldn’t have done it without you guys.)
A few folks had already left by the time I got to the property to document the progress. But, this will have to do.
Henry was a huge help.
This is the third garage/barn floor that Ryan’s poured. It turned out REALLY nice. It’s so exciting to see something being built on the land. This is before he used the power trowel.
Trust me, when it was done, it was smooth as butta.
Ryan and my father-in-law dreamed up a little way to stamp Henry’s initials into the concrete, which turned out really neat. I’m a little teary just looking at it. This is right inside where the entry will be, so we’ll be reminded of how little he was when we built every time we go into the barn.
How cool is that?
The plan is to get the barn up this year and then build a nice deck on it next year. The view is so awesome and we don’t plan to build a home for a few years. This is a wonderful way to make use of the land, set up our grill and patio set and hang out. There’s no reason we can’t hang out for barbeques, fireworks and more.
We’ll just ignore the fact that there’s no water or electricity. Who needs it?
I’m a happy girl. This little piece of land is a true dream come true for us.
So, that’s what’s happening at the property. If you are interested in seeing what’s on my mind for building, check out my Built it board on Pinterest.
Can you believe that view?