We wouldn't know, but mom and dad said that this was one fun barn raising and so much has been accomplished for Steve!
That's the man of the hour, Steve - with his sunglasses perched on his cap. And that's dad letting everyone know that Steve has never missed one workshop or barn raising since he's been a timberframer and that includes a lot of workshops and raisings!
Bent #1 is up!
Hey, how come he gets to be there and we don't? Mom says this English Setter pup is 7 months old and he was a good boy! Heck, we're good dogs too!
Bent #2 is up and in place and bent #3 is up but needs to be shuffled into it's permanent spot!
Mom said that this car was the cutest one there!
What a flurrie of activity.
The timberframers are preparing to raise bent #4.
The bent is being carried over by many hands and is hitting the deck to be raised.
Bent #4 is on the way up! It will need to be shuffled into its exact spot too.
This was the scene just as the guys were breaking for lunch.
Floor joists are going in already and this is only Saturday morning!
Mom left the raising on Saturday afternoon around 2 PM so she could be home to feed us our dindin. She decided to spend the rest of the day home with us! awwwwwwwwwwwww
It's Sunday morning at 9 AM and this is how the barn is progressing just as mom is arriving.
Floor joists are in and all of the roof rafters are on and roof boards are going on! Wow!
At one point, mom and Aunt Marsha took a walk upstairs and found Steve's new workbench in progress. What a beauty this will be when it's all done! It will look stunning in his new barn workshop!
Another pup is at the raising?
Totally not fair!
This is the scene from Steve's balcony~
Today is a much different day than yesterday was. It's much cooler and it's cloudy and overcast and there's a chance of showers.
Around 3 PM a crane comes in to raise the cupola onto the barn roof and shortly afterwards the barn pawty feast begins - steak and baked potatoes and corn on the cob and tons of salads and for dessert, a pear crisp and a chocolate peanut butter pie and a carrot cake and mom is missing it all because she wants to be with us! Do we have the best mom in the world or what?!
We'll share finished pictures of Steve's project when we head back up there to collect sawhorses and tools.