Hi everyone! It's me, Mitch!
I got to attend a workshop that dad had over at Crump's barn site today! Mom and dad have been working very hard getting beams washed and preserved and also making new timbers. The work is getting done slowly but surely!
You all know that the foundation is in. Lumber has been delivered for the floor joists and pine boards have been delivered for the siding and the roofing and the flooring. Garage doors have been installed and electricity and water has been put in and things are moving along very nicely!
Dad had lots of his timber frame friends come today and give him a hand with lots of work. Dad is a great motivator and he's telling his group lots of history of the property and of the barn that will be raised on this site next July. He also had lots of morning snacks and I kept my eye on that HUGE bag of apples!This is a history board that dad and Uncle Phil whipped together yesterday while they were getting set up for today. If you want to read it, we're pretty sure it will bigify for you. This beam is 40 feet long and it's been stored inside the foundation for awhile now and today it's going to be carried outside and mom and some of the other ladies are going to help her wash it.
This timber is white oak and it's VERY heavy! It took all of these people to carry it! There are four 40' timbers that need to be washed today! Two of them are chestnut and the other 2 are white oak. These timbers are almost 200 years old!And here they are all scrubbed and hosed off and clean! Good job, mom! You and Aunt Brenda and Aunt Diane and Aunt Jean did a marvelous job! Dad will be very pleased with your efforts!
Remember that HUGE bag of apples? Yup, I got one of them!
And see that stack of lumber behind me?
The whole thingl got moved inside the foundation nice and neat! It sure smells good with all of that pine wood inside!
hummmmmmmm, I see the crew had pizza when mom and I left at noon to go home to see about Maggie and to take her out to do business! What a shame that we missed it, mom!
See that pretty girl that's planing a floor joist? That's Victoria! She's the artist that painted the painting of me and Maggie that's way up at the top of our sidebar! She was a big help today! Thank you, Victoria! That man standing right next to Victoria is her dad, John!We had an awesome day today! The weather was just perfect and we had so much good help from all of our timber frame brothers and sisters! Thank you all so very much!
We'll be back there again tomorrow! I sure hope I can be there too and mom said depending on what her job will be, maybe Maggie can come along too!So until next time.................
Love ya lots,
Yer friend, Mitch