• Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

I really can’t believe it. Old man winter really gave us a break this year. It’s almost thanksgiving and we don’t have any snow on the ground. We got our first snow months ago, but it didn’t stick long enough to be annoying.

We have completed v1.0 of our Epic Barn! I’m calling it v1.0 because I’m sure we’ll be doing a lot of finishing work on it before it’s really done, but it is dry enough to put hay in!

Okay, here’s the pictures:

Here’s Donald doing his famous leg hold on the barn to get the hard to reach nails:
Epic Barn South wall

Here’s the south wall completed, which was pretty much done completely by Donald as I was called off to do a bunch of electrical work…
Epic Barn South wall

Honestly, this would not have been done before winter if it weren’t for the Stanfield boys. Donald and Casey did so much on the walls, it was ridiculous.
Donald and Casey

Nora and Liana have been testing out their new shelter and, so far, are really enjoying it.
Epic Barn

Finally, we completed the North wall!
Epic Barn North wall

And what’s a blog post without Mocha? (This first pic is my new dual-screen desktop image.)
Mocha on the Epic Barn Roof

Mocha has learned how to climb up and down ladders and scaffolding. If we leave a ladder leaned up against a pole, she’ll climb up and walk around on the rafters.  I still have no idea how she got up the scaffolding…

Mocha in the rafters

We have started filling up our new barn with hay for the horses. Here is what two tons of hay looks like in our epic barn:
hay Epic Barn
(You can see the horses on the far right of this pic. And since we were going to be stacking hay all the way up to the horses, we built a little wall to keep the nosy out of the hay stack.)

Here is 4 more tons of hay that has since been re-stacked in our barn and you can see the wall we built on the right side of the pic:
hay in the Epic Barn

Before I sign off, I’d like to make a thank you list of all the people who helped us build this epic barn:

Buzz and Connie
Grampa Joe
Buddy and Carol


Ashton and Anna

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7 Responses

  1. Hay!!!!!! congrats!!! love the barn project!

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    We printed out a couple of the pics to show to grandmother. Great job on the barn by the way.

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    6 tons of hay?! That’s a ton of hay!

  4. Haha. Thanks Guys!

    Great, Vanessa.

    Yea, Ross… we have 4 more tons to get too… =(

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    It looks great. What about the West-side section that is open at the top and south end? Is that going to be covered over? I think it is very wild that you were able to hold off the snow! I know that this was a tremendous project and you both showed a great deal of determination. You deserve a long trip to Florida!

  6. Thanks Mom. Yea, we’re leaving the back side open for easy of use for the horses. Hopefully the snow will stay out enough…

    Yes, we can’t wait to come to FL!

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