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.


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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

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

  5. Best of all, it is mostly locally made!

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

    Sue, thanks!

    Ed, that's the best part. :)

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

  8. The cupola and weathervane are the crowning glory!

  9. Paula, me too!

    Mrs. Shoes, thanks!

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

  10. Now *THAT* is something to crow about 🐓

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

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


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