Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Barn Raising continued...........

The guys are really humping their hineys on this project! Look how far they've gotten! They're only a few boards from the roof peak!Take a look at the inside with all the siding up! Don't the timbers look nice against the pine siding? It smells Heavenly inside too - if you like the smell of new wood! The crane has arrived and the cupola is all strapped up and ready to be lifted into place on top of it's new home!There it goes! Who wants to volunteer to ride on top of the roof and get the most awesome view ever?! Hang on tight!

When dad was 15 years younger he did ride in a sling seat while the crane lifted him up, up, up and the purpose was to put a rooster weathervane on the biggest barn that dad has ever worked on to date! This barn just happens to be in Northford, our hometown and the barn is 90 feet long and is FULL of books! You wanna talk about a good smelling barn! The barn belongs to a man named Elliot!This is Elliot's book barn! It's an AWESOME barn!And here's the rooster weathervane that dad single-handedly put on top of Elliot's barn in 1992. Notice the copper roof! Dad and a buddy of his laid out and soldered this copper roof all by themselves! Copper roofs are a lot of work but they're so beautiful when they're shiny and new and they're even more beautiful 10 years down the road when they're bronze-colored with green highlights, like a weathered old penny!Back to Maine - here's a shot from inside the barn looking up into the cupola!

Gosh, all the barn needs are the doors and windows and it'll be all set for it's first snowfall and in Maine, that's not too far away!
We hope you've enjoyed the Maine barn raising! We sure did love getting pictures daily from our friend, Bob! Thank you so very much, Bob!

Our dad will be home today around noon and the word is we're having pizza for dindin! We can't wait! We've missed you, dad!

So until next time.................

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


  1. oh my gosh!
    how beautiful! i love the pictures and the history your dad is creating.
    this is a wonderful post!
    have a wonderful sunday! welcome home! yum pizza!
    m & e

  2. Pizza Pizza Pizza Pie

    Best order an extra....your dad will be hungry after all that work.


  3. OMG! OMG! OMG! Your Daddy is coming home! We are so happiest ever Maggie! :)

    Love, Putter ...:)

  4. How beautiful! I had no idea HUMANS built buildings! I thought they grew from the ground like plants and trees. How amazing that your dad gets to work on this stuff!

    Enjoy that pizza feast!

  5. Wow-amazing how much can be done so quickly. It is beautiful.
    PIZZA!!!!!!!! Oh Boy!!!!!
    Bet you'll be glad to see your dad. I guess they are as good as moms. We don't have one, so we don't know. But they sound alot like moms.

  6. PIZZUHH??!?

    What a perfect idea...imma try to talk my mom into pizzaing for dindin.

    Thanks M&M!


  7. wow you must be sooooooooooooo proud of your dad he has done a brill job.I hope you enjoy your pizza and best of all your dads return give him huge wet beardy kisses.

    Ludo the cool dude

  8. I bet going to work with your Dad would be more interesting than going to work with my Dad?
    Hope you got some pizza?
    Love George

  9. Wow is that barn cool! Your Dad sure did amazing work!

  10. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm PIZZA! Sounds good after all that work (ahem, that the humans did!). Great job on the barn raising :)


  11. Wow that barn sure is big! I can't believe it's being built!!

    I sure hope your dad comes home tonight and you get is yummy!


  12. That is a beautiful barn. Wish he had a farm so we could have one of those.. We love the weather vane. Your Dad did a wonderful job on it..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  13. Dad want to know if you could build us a house like that. He always wanted to live in a barn..

  14. Those were great snapshots! Your pal Bob takes great ones! I bet your dad is pretty pleased with everyone's efforts!

    I am so jealous that you are getting pizza! We haven't had pizza in AGES.

  15. Hi Maggie and Mitch,

    WOOOFS! Big woofs of wow! Those are pawsome photos. Our mom is so impressed with your mom and dad's creative and artistic abilities. The barn photos are great!

    We know you must have missed your dad a lot but arooo rooo roooo...he's home and you can celebrate with pizza!

    Woofs and slobbers from your Newfie pals,
    Gabe and Willow

  16. I am sure that your dad will be so glad to see you two when he gets back. It looks like he worked really hard on that beautiful barn. Enjoy your pizza.

    Your friend,

  17. Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
    Thanks for sharing the pictures!
    We have enjoyed seen them!
    I hope your Dad is at home now and you all enjoyed yummy pizza!
    Kisses and hugs

  18. I bet you can't wait for your Dad to come home (and the pizza for dinner) he he! The barns that he works on are so amazing. He should be so proud of the important work he does. Mom hopes to see more barn pics, she loves the old barns that get restored and used again!!

    Your pal,

  19. Hi Mitch and Maggie. Apache here. Yes, yes, yes, we RARE BLACK AIREDALES are soooo smart and much calmer than the average black and tan dale....teeheehee. Really, if you want to actually meet a really layed back dale.... you should meet a RED DALE!!! I should have Yalo write a line or two your way. We love Pizza at our house. Did you get any for yourselves???

    Chief Apache and her tribe

  20. Oh wow! Your dad and the rest sure did an amazing job on the barn! It's lovely! You must be so proud of your dad, Maggie & Mitch!

  21. That sure is an amazing job.
    I hope you doggies got ice cream treats to reward your dad for a job well done

    ~ Girl girl

  22. What cool barns! We're sure your dad will be tired, but he will feel a great sense of accomplishment! We love that smell of new wood! Give your dad lots of sloppy kisses and enjoy pizza night!

    Poppy, Penny & Patches

  23. Good evening m & m.
    The roof of the barn is beautiful.
    And, it cooperates with the friend wonderful.
    Of course, the vane chicken is necessary for the barn that became beautiful.
    Barn of happiness where wind is felt.
    The world is common to love to the building.
    Wonderful ..completion of building.. toast. :D

    from loved ume tyan

  24. M&M....

    Wow, yer Dad has the most interestin' job....we love ta watch out fer the barns when we're on the way ta our cottage....we see one that has a huge fake horse on top....someday we'll try ta get a picture of swell that yer Dad builds 'em....'n such beautiful ones too.....hope ya enjoyed yer pizza.....

    Dewey Dewster here....

  25. Woof Maggie and Mitch

    Maybe we can get your Dad and his buddies to do a Dog House raising. Bet they could be a pawsome Dog House.

    Desert Pups

  26. What a beautiful barn and a beautiful tradition your dad took part in to help get it built. Hope the pizza was good.

    Levi mom

  27. Me and Mum did enjoy the barn raising pictures very much! Enjoy your pizza!
    Finni xx

  28. Hi Maggie and Mitch! We are so jealous of your barn raising. We think it's awesome that you live in a place that appreciates history and architecture. Unlike the area where we live that is likely to knock down a beautiful historic buildling in order to build more "luxury condominiums" - which we think is a crime against humanity and architecture AND history.

  29. That barn is awesome! We just loved seeing the pictures of it being built! Beautiful and timeless!
    Play bows,