Remember the last time I talked about the barn building? No … well that’s because I haven’t updated you since October, when Ryan and friends poured concrete. Last fall, he actually got the walls and metal roof up. But the snow started flying before he could get any further than wrapping.
After finishing the rental property, Ryan was itching to get back to finishing the barn at our acreage. So now we’re back at it. And by we, you all know I mean Ryan. Right?
He took the week of the 4th off and finished the soffits. Which, on a barn built over a hundred years ago, means lots of custom cutting.
Then, it was time to add the barn board nailers before the siding.
Ryan, my brother and dad started putting up the wood siding next. Can’t wait to show you how it’s turning out. But for now … check out how cute this barn is.
Which, you may have noticed … WE HAVE A DRIVEWAY! We have been waiting since last fall. It’s 600 feet long so this was a project we hired out. Thank. The. Good. Lord. A neighbor actually has an excavating business so he did this all in a day. It would have taken us weeks with a skid loader. You all know that we typically don’t like to hire out jobs we “could” do ourselves. But this was worth the money.
He’s a pure boy.
P.S. This is our view. Not so bad.