|BEFORE picture. At least 120 year old barn crumbling.|
We couldn't clean up the whole building as behind it is pasture and is holding in one bull that will be going to the butcher shop soon. The building is acting as a fence. Sometime next week we will have to build new fence so that we can remove the rest for more expansion.
We had to move all the debris from the barn across the creek and to our burn pile. It don't seem like much but, really it was. I know I had a good chunk of it all cleaned up before my son and husband made it back from Farmer Bob's.
|This will be burned. Hopefully very soon.|
|Drilling post holes|
|Measuring for the next hole|
|All posts set|
|Saw mill lumber from the farm. At least 24 years old.|
|Add the side boards.|
|Added bedding area|
|Getting the roof done|
|This scared the ba jibbies out of me. But, boys will be boys.|
I think they were having a good time, anyhow.
|Last thing few nails before we called it a night.|
Not much more light to work in.
Moved along pretty fast as much of the work was done. We only had to finish putting up the walls and make the door. On this day it was only our Daughter, Myself and Daddy working. Our son has a job at the local stock market with his buddy and they had to go to work.
We spent the first part of the morning going to the stock market to pick up the piggies. This was our meeting place of choice, plus we had some paper work to do.
|Piggies in the stock trailer. Ready to go to their new home.|
|Now that's a door!|
|Sissy helping out too!|
|Completed Pig Pen|
This whole pen cost us roughly around 25 dollars. When pulling the old barn down we found some door hinges from the old barn. Our only expense was the gas to run the chainsaw, diesel to run the tractor to drill holes and retrieve the fallen locust tree, and the two partial boxes of nails. Everything else came off the farm.
This pig pen was probably an over kill but we shouldn't have to replace it anytime soon.
We took a page right out of Eustace Conway book. If you don't know who I'm talking about he is a naturalist. Living on Turtle Island Preserve in North Carolina. He's fighting hard to keep his land and to build and live as natural as possible. I first heard about him on television on a show called Mountain Men on the History Channel. Very, very interesting man.
But, back to what my real story is about.
|Meet Forest on the left and Bubba on the right.|
One last photo of the happy piggies.
I learned a lot during my time out there with my husband and children. WE all worked together to complete a project that will give us many years of use.
Have a great rest of the weekend my friends.
~ Farm Girl