a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Shoring Up The Old Barn

After being hit by time, a tornado and a severe ice storm, the old barn is not doing very well. After spending most of my holiday removing horse manure for the garden. I worked on shoring up one section that had nothing to nail to.

The beginning, as you can see, it did need some work.

Gathering rocks solved two problems, removed them from the horses way and provided material for my project.
The barn really looks no better but the bottom boards Will not fall and the horses will not cut their feet on these limestone rocks.


From inside the old barn, you can see I have almost broken even with the garden gold the horses left me.

9 comments:

Hilary said...

You go girl!!!

Tina said...

Such a problem solver..good idea!
It took me last night and a little time this morning to catch up on all your new posts since I was here last..all interesting..always love the commentary that goes with your pixs!!

Jeannelle said...

Looks like you have a great old barn with lots of character. Good for you to keep shoring it up. Nice to see the old boards still serving a useful purpose, even with extra propping.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Lucky you, free "garden gold" (I like that phrase). I'm gonna have to find a friend with livestock so I can gather some gold!

Rudee said...

I marvel at your industrious and clever drive.

The Green Stone Woman said...

You're a clever woman, Gail. That looks like a grand old barn.

Grammy said...

This is great to kill 2 birds with 1 stick as they say.

Gramma Ann said...

Oh! Your aching back! ;)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

You've been working hard. Clever fix up trick, too.

~Lisa

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