I wrote some time ago and showed the doors on the old style barn. Well, we found someone who bid a reasonable price and he started this week, Wednesday.
Here are some before pictures.
The barn faces the south and there are three door or were at one time and a loft door where DH's pitches down my mulch hay.
This shows the heavy center door and the rotted and damaged loft door.
This is the east door way. We have been keeping a cattle panel tied here.
He has started framing and building the west door already,
I like the detail of the way he is building the door. Notice the brace is cut at an angle in the corners.
I think they have left for the day so we went out to see how things are looking.
This is the center door that opens to a hallway the length of the barn. There are individual pens down both sides where I used to bottle feed the Holstein baby calves.
This door will be solid.
He has already patched the rotting wood above the door. He thinks he can find a piece of the yellow barn siding to match. If not I will paint a piece.
and this is the west door into the pen where I used to milk Willow.
All is built with treated lumber that will have to age for a year before painting and I may not paint! I told him I didn't want a 'cutesy' barn look. I want it to look like a normal barn used by farmers who did not go in for fancy hardware or t&g
barn doors like he suggested. I just want it sound and usable.
I am very pleased so far.
I have to be amused at us.....we were both city people. Since moving out in 1976, we have slowly become 'farm people'. The farm comes first before the house even. Here I am needing, no wanting, new living room furniture and carpeting but I want all the outbuildings up to snuff first! DH could probably have been swayed in either direction.