|Last of the sheep pile, fence cleared and ground leveled.|
|Cow lean too with feeder in it for winter.|
It took a while to get every thing ready before we could start reinstalling the siding. The prep time seems to always take the longest of every project. We did finally get to start putting up the siding. When the girls went in for lunch I worked on the siding around the windows. They didn't actually go in for lunch, they snuck over and got on the horses Annmarie had just groomed. The horses were in good spirits and Hogs only slid Monica off her back one time. We let the sheep and horses in the front yard for the weekend to eat all the leaves and shorten the grass before going into winter. This is a labor saving tool (who likes raking leaves?) not to be underestimated.
|Front of the barn needing to be refaced.|
|Sawing off the boards with sawzall.|
|The girls riding the horses.|
The top left side of the barn needs to have the boards removed so I can use the long horizontal top beam as an anchor point for the siding. It is 16 feet from the bottom to the upper beam and my boards are 16 feet long so it was important to get those removed. They did not want to come free easily.
Monica ended up getting a piece of sawdust in her left eye while her and Sarah were sliding one of the 16 foot boards up the wall. It was just dust from the boards. We ended up having to go in and try to get it out. I was unsuccessful but while we waited for the eye doctor to call us back it resolved itself. So we just went out, put all the tools away and called it a day. I will get it done eventually.
|Partially completed first layer.|