Sunday, June 5, 2011

More Projects Complete & a Surprise

Last week was a busy one at the farm. I didn't get much gardening done, but that is because there were people here working for two of the days. I wrote about the roof ridge cap being done but I didn't write about the other thing that was done that day. And that was because it was a surprise for Steve. If you have been reading the blog for a while, you know that Steve & I have put in all the windows so far (and there are a lot of them). Well, there were three windows left to do on the upper west end of the barn. After balancing on scaffolding too high in the air too many times, I didn't want Steve up there again. So I arranged for the company that did the ridge cap to also do the windows. I kept this a secret for at least a month or more. So Friday afternoon when Steve got here, I told him I wanted him to see something. So we walked to the side yard & I told him to turn around. He was so surprised & happy! It was so worth it! I didn't even know how much he was dreading doing those windows until then.
This is the "easy " way to do it.
All the windows are done now. Someday there will be a deck out that door too.
On Thursday, we had and inch of soy insulation blown on the under side of the roof & knee walls. That was an all day project. What a difference it makes though. It is a light green color so it really brightens up the place. We will eventually be finishing off the rest of the insulation ourselves, but at least this seals everything up tight. Between the insulation & the ridge cap, we shouldn't have any more rain coming in or bats (like our one last year).
Wouldn't want this job.
 We worked on the coop all weekend and are getting a little closer. Right now, the base is set up and leveled & the walls are built. Next weekend, windows, doors, ladder & hardware cloth work. They should be in there soon.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow, looks great! What a fantastic surprise!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I so understand how happy he must have been :-) I hate getting up on that hight as it is and then to put windows in and I would hate it even more :-) :-)

Looks great!
Have a great day!
Christer.

angie said...

Wow - Barb, it is really coming together!

Happy Days said...

What a thoughtful surprise!! I can imagine seeing the smile on his face! It looks Great!! I'm sure the soy insulation will make a big difference!!...debbie

Barb and Steve said...

Thanks everybody! Going back out to the garden now...going to be 93 degrees today. Have to get something done this morning while it is cooler.

Nancy said...

What a nice thing to do for your hubby. It looks great, Barb. I've been wondering what you guys have been up to! :)

fullfreezer said...

Oh, my! It's really looking good. And you're so sweet, taking care of your hubby like that.
Judy

Barb and Steve said...

Thanks Nancy & Judy. Steve is so good to me so he deserves it :-)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I agree with the other comments--It really does look great, and what a nice surprise too!!

Barb and Steve said...

Thanks Kim!