Rob even let me climb up to help. Actually~ I begged, I pleaded, I insisted I would help up there because I really, really wanted to see this project done.
The boys jumped right in, too, and helped with the destruction.
They were so excited they were climbing the walls.
The roof coming off.
Lot's of plywood to start the new barn.
Here kitty, kitty!
Whew! It's a lot of work on a hot, hot day.
Could there be anything better than working alongside your Dad?
A few loose goats always makes for an extra exciting distraction.It is fascinating to think how they built this old barn without any modern tools. The craftsmanship is beautiful.
Rob used the skid steer to start tearing apart all of the old logs.
We will be busy, busy sorting lumber and pulling nails. Imagine all the possibilities in this pile of salvaged lumber!
I got to be the assistant again and hook the chains onto the beams so Rob could pull them away.Now this mastermind is always thinking, so I asked him to pretty please save all of the crossbeams separate for me so we could use them for an open loft/ceiling in that one-day-we-really-might-get-to-build-it cabin. Can't you just imagine how special that will be??!!
Day 2 of hard work. What a sight for sore eyes, and sore backs, and sore arms. Anybody need some old barn logs?? I'll make you a really good deal, and Rob will even load 'em for you!