Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Little Farm~Little Barn


A shed, by any other name, could be sweeter... like, say, if you were to design your shed to look like a barn, and then call it a barn. Suddenly the modest, small out building is grand and highly anticipated, very sweet, indeed.


The barn will be fifteen feet by eight feet, and not taller than ten feet. The roof will be gambreled, which makes me think of the old Fischer Price barns. I wonder if we can make the barn doors moo when we open them! Inside will be storage space, a tiny loft, roosts, nest boxes, and a secret door leading to our subterranean, indoor, heated pool and water slide. *Sorry, I am inclined to enhance small details.* There will be a wash tub, with cold, running water.


For me this little barn is a big deal. It's very exciting... I love imagining it complete, and I love seeing everyone helping bring it together.


As you can see, if you drop by the Bird House this week, we will likely put you to work! Geoff and William finished setting all the posts, and cutting them to size. Then they made a big shopping trip to the lumber store. Since we rented the store truck, they were maximizing the opportunity to come home with all the heavy supplies. It was good timing, having so many strong and willing recruits at home to help unload the truck.


Thank you, Suki and Eli, Alex, Max, Paul, and Maria, Geoff and William. And for the record, I put down the camera and carried lumber, too. The work is moving along, rather swiftly. And we learned from Patricia that the barn raising party will be best if held before we add the roof, so we have that to look forward to!

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  1. How exciting! We have a little studio (12x18) which I painted red, but it doesn't have the awesome roof yours will have. I can't wait to see!

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    1. Sounds like a good size studio, and red, too! What fun. I think our classic-barn roof will look pretty adorable... cannot wait to see!

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  2. I can't wait to see the finished barn. And I cannot tell you how much I love the photos of Maria riding on the lumber. Smiles everywhere!

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    1. Isn't she the Queen of the Barn?!
      I should have taken a picture of her working, too.
      She was bound and determined to carry her share!

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  3. I'm giddy just watching from up here. Keep the updates coming! Whee!!

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    1. For sure... plenty of updates!
      Especially the ones with that special guy you're sweet on!

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    2. Aw, you are so good to me. (And Amira - she squees with delight when she sees her daddy on CB. She loves seeing Maria too - this set especially made her happy. She thought Maria riding on the lumber was so cool!) :)

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  4. Heard you were barn door shopping this morning! Details?

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    1. Details: stopped by a salvage and resale lumber shop to look at windows and doors. Geoff is making the barn doors, but we will also add a side door, or two, for animals to enter their enclosure. Windows for light, and ventilation. I found plenty of promising options, so Geoff and I will go back, together and make decisions. I often groan about shopping, but stuff like this is pretty cool.

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  5. HOW EXCITING! Even the salvage and resale shops sound exciting.

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  6. I can't agree more- how exciting, please post pictures of your new awesome barn. We will building one this summer and I would love to see your progress Natalie.

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  7. Natalie, i am sorry you are missing Lillian Virginia. Your last day together sounds so wonderful! You made such a cozy and happy life for her, as you do for all your animal friends. How lovely that she went in her sleep with the taste of seeds on her tongue and the peace that comes to anyone who spends time with you.

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