The last weekend of October brought us 8 inches of snow. We were lucky this time, in that the lights stayed on, unlike some of our neighbors in MA and CT. And it was pretty much melted by last weekend, so we could get back to work on the barn. Again we had a great crew, and a beautiful day too - just look at that blue sky! The first story is up now in the front and the back.
|Teamwork Holdin' it Together|
|Danny Directing from on High|
The next step was to get the crossbeams in place so we could start on the second story hayloft floor.
|Tractor Moving the Crossbeam into Position|
|Eric, Brian, Justin, and Kasia Strategizing|
|Mortises, Tenons, and Braces, Oh My!|
We got the western beam in place right nice, thanks to monkey people and strategy.
We had an amazing auxiliary too, including Amaya, Laura, Scarlet, and Cassie. It was a beautiful day on the farm.
|Run Amaya Run|
|Bird Soaking up the Sun on the Slab|
By sunset (which happens at 5:00 now, thanks to the time change), we had all those big heavy crossbeams on top of the first floor frame, ready to be maneuvered into place. Time to hang the floor joists and get to work on the top story.
It's a race against snow. Hopefully we win. Either way, we'll keep you posted.