Category Archives: Barn Restoration

Installing the Boiler

hen we decided to put the new boiler for the barn near an adjacent shed, the boiler seller told me I would have to find someone with a Bobcat to help me get it onto its foundation slab.   So I … Continue reading

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Licorice Wall

een having a blast building this half-wall with hydronic tubing.  It isn’t L-shaped, I just couldn’t fit it into one picture.  Since the floor is much higher in this small portion of the downstairs of the barn, and I don’t … Continue reading

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Window frames built!

esterday, my Grandpa dropped off 10 window frames!, which is the last of what I needed for the bottom floor.  This morning I sanded them and this afternoon I will prime them.  Gotta say, this lingering summer warmth is helping … Continue reading

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Beautiful Old Doors Donated

uess what?  Yesterday while I fired the kiln, my seventh grade art teacher, Dennis Wilson, stopped by the farm to donate a few beautiful old doors for the barn.  One of my first clay projects in school was a mug … Continue reading

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Windows Count

oday I am painting, stripping, and caulking windows as usual.  My grandpa built me 8 more window frames (below left). I am almost done with refinishing the windows:  I need 72 for the bottom floor because I am installing them three deep for … Continue reading

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Getting Power!!

tearns Electric visited the farm on Thursday and Friday to trench the new power line to the barn and replace the transformer pole.

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Taa-dah!!!

t may not look like much, but the new power line to the barn and these new electrical panels and outlets will consume most of the funds we raised at last year’s Bouja.  The old panels you still see will be … Continue reading

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