We had a big party, being that it’s the end of July, and totally trashed the place. I mean like we knocked out the walls, ceiling fell in, roof blown off, everything. What a party! The geese did not approve.
No, that picture is not Photoshopped in the slightest. We really did tear down the building. We’re going to use the foundation to build something new, our big 2009 project.
That used to be our hay shed. Before that it was a horse shed. Before that the building was somewhere else. Lloyd, the previous owner, had moved the building here in sections so it has actually been pretty easy to take apart. Sort of a cut along the dotted lines project. Additionally, when I renovated it 20 years ago I did everything with the idea that someday I would be disassembling it. That planning paid off.
We’re moving the pieces out into the fields to build several animal shelters. I figure that the materials from this tear down are saving us about $6,000 on construction materials for other projects around the farm. Things we weren’t able to use like some doors, windows and insulation went to various friends of ours who are building homes and sheds. The building didn’t die, it just got donated, piece by piece, to other projects. Very little of it ended up as actual trash.
Of course, before tearing the building apart we had to empty out all the junk we had accumulated over the past 20 years. Kudos to Holly and Will who did most of that work.
Viva La Blender!
My new motto. It covers a lot from revolutions to what to do on a hot summer day with ice and fruit. After hot days of ripping apart buildings the work crew deserves something cold and refreshing!
How many party people can you count in the photo?
Outdoors: 78°F/59°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 76°F/68°F