old barn renovation update
Contractor's close to being done! Last tasks are to go around the exterior and replace the battens wherever needed, run a cable across the center hall to stabilize the structure (overkill, but inexpensive so it fell into the why-not category), and hook the electrical back up. Oh, and scoop out the rest of the endless pile of hay in the center hall. I can't tell you how many farmers have come to pick up hay--Ive been advertising it on CL as free bedding or mulch-- and there's still at least half full. Someone's coming tomorrow with a baler so that will hopefully take care of the rest of it. Whatever's left over by end of week we'll just scoop up and dump in the woods.
Once the contractor packs up, of course we still lots and lots of work to do. Some we'll tackle this winter, others will wait til later in the year. We need to add more lights/outlets and upgrade the service coming into the barn; frame out a tack/feed room; build 4 horse stalls; pour a cement floor in the center section. And of course, paint the exterior. We used salvaged barnwood from various sources -- so we have sections that are weathered gray, red, white, plus new wood thrown in for a little splash of extra color :lol: I wish it was warm enough to paint now, but guess we'll just have to live with the crazy patchwork colors until springtime.
Here's the album with "Before" photos, and "Almost-sorta-Done for Now" photos.