Sunday, September 12, 2010

Steve's Barn Raising

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

Next day~

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.

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

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

What a pawesome sight to see!

Thanks so much fur sharing those pikhs!

Maybe woo khan khonvince your mom to take woo ovFUR to visit!


The Life of Riley said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,

I hope you got some tasty leftover food too! Your mum's photos are really interesting to see as my mum and I have never seen a barn raised before.


George The Lad said...

Wow thats gone up reel quick, hope you two can go next time
See Yea George xxx

snoopydogknits said...

That's such an amazing sight! I had no idea they weh=nt up that quickly. Shame you guys couldn't be there, maybe next time! Have a fun-filled week. Ros and Oscar

Mack said...

Yes, your momma is super to pass up all those treatsies just to be with you!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We think it's fantastic that Steve's barnraising went so fast and well after he's helped at everyone elses.

What a great Mom to want to miss that to spend time with you. That's love.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Dexter said...

Huh? Why weren't YOU there? That looks like super cool manly tool time fun. Love the bench. Just the thing a carpenter would make for himself.


Remington said...

That is awesome!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That just looks like so much fun to us! Thanks for letting us enjoy in with the barn raisings!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

the teacher's pets said...

I haven't been here in awhile but I did read posts about your barn and barnraising, etc, and I wonder what is going in there? Cows? VW Bugs? Horses? Please fill us in on the news! We loved the pictures!

Inky and Molly said...

That barn raising looks like a big success apart from you guys not being there. Well done to your peeps and everyone involved in the project!

Lorenza said...

Sure it was pawesome!
I know all you them were happy working on the raising!
Pups included!
Kisses and hugs

Thor and Jack said...

What a pawsome sight! Hope you guys can go next time! Thanks for sharing!

Kess And Her Mama said...

That's what we call teamwork! It's wonderful to see the progress as each frame goes up. We do think that the 2 of you deserve to be there as well. Time to have a heart to heart talk with your mum...

Wyatt said...

Wow, all that happened in one week end? That is a pretty good crew!

No Airedales there :(

Wyatt and Stanzie

Unknown said...

M and M
Wow with all that fun going on.. you got your mom trained to come home at 2pm to feed you. You need to write a 'how to train your humans' book

Two French Bulldogs said...

So cool! Congratulations!!
Benny & Lily

Tweedles -- that's me said...

The barn is incredibly gorgeous.
This is so amazing to see this all come together,
Everyone on the barn roof is too cool.
It would make a fun puzzle
Yes, your mom IS the BEST mom in the whole world

Teddy Bear said...

Way to go, Steve! The barn looks wonderful and we are excited to see more pictures.:)

Teddy Bear

Princess Patches said...

Wow! That is one really quick barn raising! You must have your mom trained really well, for her to make sure she's home at the right time to feed you! Sometimes, our's is late by an hour or two and we let her KNOW it too! Have a great week!

Penny & Patches

Sunshade said...

WOW, we loved seeing the progress pictures! It's almost done isn't it?

I don't think you guys really want to be there, I mean, you won't be center of the attention, plus that Setter looked like he was very HOT.

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Hollie and Janie said...

I hate that yall didn't get to go to the barn raising. I bet they would have put yall to work supervising, so maybe it was better to stay home and hang out with your mom! That was so sweet of her!!

Archie and Melissa said...

oh my gosh!
what an amazing weekend!
thank you so much for sharing it with us!
you really captured it coming to life!
m & e

Puggle Preston said...

we love reading about the barn raising on your blog!


Nelly said...

Yes, we think you have the best Mum in the world! The barn raising was incredibly quick! Amazing what so many people can achieve in a weekend!
Nelly x

Anonymous said...

THAT was a workbench in that picture??? Looks like a work of art to Us.

Roo Roo, Stuart

Unknown said...

WOW! what a lovely barn!
You guys MUST put your paw down...mummy have to take you for a can so many puppies go and not you?After all it is your barn!

And hey, you both look so handsome dressed in your national colours.
yes M & M,
we understand absolutely how you feel about that sad day. We in India can really emphatise with these sick,mindless acts of terrorism that seem to have no solution...
Btw, that menu has made us hungry. must go...
bud n gin

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

How exciting. It's a shame you didn't get to go along.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

It is pawsome!!!!
What a great day......but one thing isn't weren't there!!!!!
Everything looks soo exciting.....
Sooo many pups and not you???!!!!
You have to help them and put your personal paw in it!!!!
Hope next time you could go!!!!!

We're back and we missed you tons!!!!
You're such a special friends!!!
Take care of you all and see you for the next adventure!!!!

Pinot and Angel Momo said...

Oh wow, Maggie and Mitch, that's a beautiful barn! it's fun to see huge progress day by day!!

Thanks so much for your barkday wishes. It means a lot to us!! :) :)

Momo & Pinot

3 doxies said...

OoOoOh dat is just incredibles!!!!! You know what is even more everyone comes togethers to do them barn raisings. And goodness is dat Steve impressive.

Aaaaack, it's a doxie...and a beautiful one too, or dat what mum says!


Stardust said...

I'm always awed by your sharing on project, especially when I see the many hardworking hands behind it. Really, what could be more precious than self-made. I can't wait to see the completion soon!

Bocci said...

Wow! We love seeing those pictures-they really know what they're doing!.
And if we may say so, your Mom is clearly a saint to misss all that fabulous food to be with you two-my Parental Unit said she would have been chowing down:-)

Fabrizio said...

Hi Guys!

Sorry for neglecting you the last weeks. We've just been on the role the whole time. My dad is veeeery impressed with Steve's new workbench. Hell, it almost looks like Art Niveau!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you guys are doing fine.

Love ya lots,

Noah the Airedale said...

That barn is amazing.We really like that piece of furniture too. Just beautiful.
Sounds like the weather has starting to cool down. Summer can be horrid cant it!!

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Maxmom said...

That 'barn raising' event is amazing! I just love the obvious comeradie...congratulations Steve! I also admire all those uniform shirts...really festive! Your food makes my mouth water!
Sending lotaluv

umekotyan said...

Good evening m & m
It is happy to see the barn built.
And, a structural way of making is interesting.
The wind of autumn slowly came to Japan.
The season of a wonderful harvest is the presence.
From ume tyan that waits for the harvest of the kiwi. (*^¬^*)

from loved ume tyan

Teddy said...

Uh-oh, now you have proof that dogs CAN be at the barnraising. You'd better make sure you pull out those pics next time your parents say you can't go.

That barn really comes into shape fast. So interesting to see!


Sierra Rose said...

Wow wow wow! This is awesome! So incredible to see all the effort and designwork! We have our Inverness property coming along...but with a crew of about 4 fellas :) Just heard that the straw bales are in the walls...need to take a ride out there.
Love seeing these photos and the progress!!
And, will look forward to more Maggie and Mitch adventures of course :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,
Tell Mom that I love seeing her pictures!!! Love the art work that is going on in the barn raisings!!!! It is beautiful!!
I am sorry you very good dogs didn't get to go. Maybe next time!
Love you lots too, Bambi & Fern

Golden Samantha said...

Incredible! Your Ma is a great reporter and Mom to you two! I can't believe such a big, beautiful structure can be "built" in such a short time (with so many people!). Often too many peoples all together could jumble a project, but I guess barn raisings are furry, furry special - amazing! And the barn is gorgeous, speaking of which - that workbench would go in my best room in the house (but we don't really have the perfect place for something like that!) - but it looks simply beautiful just where it is. My, it's really a work of art!
Hugs to you two! xoxoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

Agatha and Archie said...

Gosh your Dad is talented.. Archie has an idea.. Could he do a barn out of M and M's? Love A+A

Martha said...

A barn raising is an awesome sight!
You have some very talented humans over there.
Pity you two didn't get to go - that was a very cute little dachshund!
Martha and Bailey xxx

The Army of Four said...

We LOVE seeing the barn raising pix! So exciting to watch it go up!
I can't believe those other pups got to go and not you, though. That's totally unfair!
It IS very nice of your mom to stay with you, though. Our mom seems to be stuck on the mention of carrot cake....

Johann The Dog said...

Love, love, love see the info and photos from your barnraisings! And what a great workbench, OMD! B-e-a-utiful!

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Wow! The barn raising and the workbench are pawtastic! Do you have any idea what year that VW bug is? We agree with your Mom that is the cutest car there.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci