January 4, 2018

Hayloft Roof & Weathervane

Cold, rainy days have made this project a slow go, but at last the roof is on the hayloft.

With ridge beam and rafters

With nailers

 
With metal roof

From the side

And the crowning touch - the cupola and weathervane!


Next will be the roof on the back section, and then we can start working on the walls.

21 comments:

Michelle said...

Applause from Oregon!

Gorges Smythe said...

Looks good!

Helen said...

Looks awesome, congrats. Its been bone chilling cold here in Alabama, I bet it was freezing up on that roof top.

Kris said...

Outstanding, Leigh. Your house may crumble, but that barn will stand a century. You and Dan are amazing and I love checking in on you. Happy New Year! Kris

Leigh said...

Thanks Michelle!

Gorges, thank you!

Helen, fortunately he got it done before the really frigid air hit us. It's just taken me a few days to get the photos internet ready and write the post. It feels good to have that part of the barn covered!

Kris, thanks! I admit that we pretty much try to look to the welfare of our critters first. Fortunately everyone has good housing so there isn't huge pressure to finish this. But once we move the girls out of their little barn, that will become Dan's workshop and storage, which means we can get organized and the grounds cleaned up! Really looking forward to that.

DFW said...

Leigh, That looks great! Congratulations on a completed project!

Florida Farm Girl said...

What a fine looking barn!!!

Ed said...

Best of all, it is mostly locally made!

Leigh said...

DFW, it's a relief to have gotten this far, LOL.

Sue, thanks!

Ed, that's the best part. :)

Paula said...

It's looking really good Leigh! Can't wait to see it finished.

Mrs Shoes said...

It's Gorgeous!!!!

Mama Pea said...

The cupola and weathervane are the crowning glory!

Leigh said...

Paula, me too!

Mrs. Shoes, thanks!

Mama Pea, they are very fun touches to the barn. :)

Goatldi said...

Now *THAT* is something to crow about 🐓

Leigh said...

Goatldi, lol, good one!

deborah harvey said...

that is one talented husband!
it is beautiful with the cupola. nice touch.

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Catching up on some of your recent posts. Finally. The barn is looking fantastic! we too had to slow down our work, especially when the temps were zero or below many days. But the three sides up and lots of bedding kept the critters pretty well.

The Wykeham Observer said...

I like the way you used the roofing metal to cover the exposed end of the ridge beam. You are thinking ahead to prevent unnecessary rot and decay. I'm glad you got the roof on!

Leigh said...

Donna, I need to get caught up on some blog visiting too. Nice that you've already got your critters moved in. I wish we could too but we aren't that far along yet. Now with more rain and cold in the forecast, I don't imagine much else will get done anytime soon!

Wykeham Observer, Dan gets credit for that!

Mark said...

I am very impressed! It looks great! Kudos to the both of you.

Leigh said...

Thanks Mark!