Thursday, April 1, 2010

barn progress

The latest progress report on the barn. The top has been closed up and the sliding door has been framed. We will be buying hardware for the door tomorrow and finishing it up on Friday. Nothing comes cheap, but it is an important step in saving the barn. The saving grace is that we can do the restoration step-by-step as finances allow. It's looking good and we are pleased.

Started working over the garden with a cultivator on the tractor. It needs it. The weeds and rogue wheat that was growing in the old garden area had really set deep roots. It really needed to be ripped up to a depth of eight or more inches. When it dries out a little I can rototill it. We have a 3 point tiller ordered for the tractor, but until it comes in we will be using our walk behind. We need to get the onions in as soon as possible.

I have spring break next week from school, so I'll have time to catch up on garden and home as well as time for hiking and maybe even one last "pay-to-play" pheasant hunt. It's been a stressful week and I am glad that today is my last day of teaching before break.

I feel so blessed.

1 comment:

  1. feeling blessed is the best thing. I felt that today a little coming up my driveway after checking the mail with Mojo. I'm busy getting estimates for gravel for our driveway and parking area. Gosh you aren't kidding nothing comes cheap. Our place is pay as you go, and we've been paying and paying and seems like barely going. ;)Still-- you can only feel blessed when you see your place and know that for this moment of time at least--maybe longer-- all is good, and someday-- will be forever.