If there’s one thing we have a lot of, it’s wood.
So, Ryan has been working on using some of that barn wood (and other upcycled materials) to create some outdoor covered storage for firewood and other “stuff” that didn’t make the cut in the barn.
This wasn’t really top priority, but it’s nice to have it done before we start building our house this spring and all other projects go out the window. Now there’s a place for firewood and other
junk important stuff.
It is such a huge improvement over the junkyard-chic aesthetic we had going on in the yard before. At least things have found a home now.
Ryan and my brother finished off the roof with metal roofing material.
In addition to firewood, the left side holds some old machinery. It would be ideal to have indoor storage for these, but this provides a little more security. And once we build, they may find a home inside the barn.
Next up, a similar structure (but smaller) for composting.
You may be asking, why would you wait until winter in Illinois to finish this?
The answer. We be crazy.
But seriously, projects simply get done when there’s time. Sort of like putting a roof on in December.
The snow can’t keep us down.
(Edit: The snow can’t keep Ryan and Kyle down. Henry and I were cozied up inside when all this was happening.)