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!