Monday, October 11, 2010

Another Barn Update

As promised, we have another barn update for you and this one is great!  The barn is coming along fabulously!

Check out this gorgeous fireplace on the first floor!
And this is how it looks on the upper level before it goes out the roof~
You can see that the lighting is coming along too.
Dad calls the chimney corbled, whatever that means!
The furnace is in and so are the oil tanks.   Ron is hooking up the radiant heat!

The staircase railings are making it safe~

This is the lift that the painter used to paint the barn.  This would sure come in handy at our house for so many projects!
Are you ready?  TADA!
There is just one problem. 
See the board over door #3 that looks kinda funny?  It was put on backwards so that the smooth side is out.  It needs to be taken off and a new one needs to be put on in its place with the rough side out.
Dad asked us if we wanted to take a ride in the lift and see if we liked it!
NO WAY!  We're keepin' our tootsies planted firmly on the ground, thank you very much!
A couple of coats of paint and no one will ever know the difference!
Dad has the double barn door built and hung. 
He still has the single entrance door to build.
 The siding looks funny because of the tree shadows. 
What a beautiful October day we have!
Guess what? We hear that there's going to be a Halloween pawty here on the 30th!  Our paws are crossed that we're invited!

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

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch


Princess Patches said...

OMD! Our mom wishes she had that lift too! Then maybe, she wouldn't be afraid to get 4 feet off the ground! Thanks for the update! The barn is looking great! Have a really great week!

Penny & Patches

3 doxies said...

Holy cows....I could lives in dat furevers. It is beautifuls!!!!!
Yea, mum would like dat lift too...then hers could reach da kitchen cabinets...hehehehe!


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That is a VERY posh barn!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Niamh said...

The barn is looking gorgeous! We would move in there but only if we didn't have to go in that lift thing. Very sensible of you two to refuse to have anything to do with that.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Mack said...

That barn is gorgeous! What a great job you two did supervising!

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Maggie and Mitch,
When dis is all done, it is gonna be magnificent! What a great location fur a Halloween pawty, I sure hopes you is invited too. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie MAe

Rudy said...

Holy cow, that is one mighty fine lookin' barn! Not at all like ones I hid in on the run. What a great place for a party. I'm betting you 2 will be invited after all that supervising you did on that project ;)

parlance said...

These barns you build are amazing! They look like medieval castles. (The interior, I mean.)

Gus said...

That is a bootiful barn, and a great view of the fall colors up your way. We sure do hope you get to go to the pawtie.

gussie n teka

Ina in Alaska said...

Gorgeous. Watching the barn project come together has been so much fun. Looks beautiful in your part of the world!! We are expecting snow any day now... got the snow tires on! xoxo

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Our Mom thinks she could live in that barn!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a beautiful barn!! I think that would be a great place to live!! It's gorgeous!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Barbara said...

Holy cow, that's a barn? I could live in that barn!! Wow, really, really nice.

And I'm with you - no way I'd get in that lift!

Roan said...

Nice barn! Gorgeous countryside, too.

Remington said...

LOVE the fireplace! Great pics! Great job!

Sue said...

What a lovely day you had. That barn looks like it would make a good house with just a few changes.

violett said...

Wonderfully Your barn. The chimney likes us well.
Also I would have chosen exactly this colour for the barn.
I am stretched on the other inside removal.
Lots of love
Mischka and violett

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...


We loved the shadow one the best!

Thanks fur sharing!


The Thundering Herd said...

That is a terrific looking barn. Thanks for sharing.

The Life of Riley said...

That is a great barn - thanks for the update.

Martha said...

The barn really is looking amazing. We would be happy to come over and live in it - it really is so pretty.
Martha and Bailey xxx

Two French Bulldogs said...

Your barn is absolutley beautiful. You two did such a good job
Benny & Lily

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What an awesome barn.. Never seen a fireplace in a barn before.. Way to cool..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Dewey Dewster said...

I tell ya guys that is the fanciest barn I have ever seen....Gram says so too......that is one special place and we would be happy ta move in any looks like yer Dad does some very professional work....without yer help, though, I am sure it would not go up as easily.

Good choice....staying outta the lift.....ya couldn't lure me in there with a gross of bully sticks......yer smart doggies ta keep yer paws on the safety of mother earth.

Dewey Dewster here....

Clive said...

The barn is looking fantastic!

We can't wait to hear about the Halloween party!

take care
Clive and Murray

Anonymous said...

OMD! Moms says the craftsmanship on all of the barn but 'specially the fireplace and chimney are Pawsome!

Mom's still trying to get someone to put a tarp on the little chicken coop. She couldn't imagine all those people getting together to build a barn!

woo woos, Tessa

Oskar said...

That barn is more beautiful than our house! How lucky you are!

Nubbin wiggles,

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

What a fantastic barn, bet the colonists wish they had that know-how and equipment and supplies way back then.

That should be one awesome Halloweeen party - we sure hope you all get to go, but do stay away from the lift.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Teddy Bear said...

The barn is looking pawesome. And that! We love it!

Teddy Bear

Stardust said...

We're lucky to witness this massive project that grows from bones to flesh. What a journey!

I can't really detect the flaws but I believe you guys will smooth things out. Nothing's beyond you huh?

I've received that super swan performance. No no, I'm faaaarr from that. LAUGHS!

TwoSpecialWires said...

WOW! Absolutely beautiful! We are soooooooo glad we got to be there to sniff about and actually see the barn being built. Such an amazing project. And such a GREAT place for a Halloween party. Will there be a fire in the fireplace? Certainly there won't be any bats in the rafters. Yet.

Wishfully dreaming,
Jake and Fergi

Lorenza said...

The Barn is getting better and better!
I like it a lot!
Halloween party there?? Sounds pawesome!
Kisses and hugs

Wyatt said...

Maggie and Mitch-

That barn turned out sooo nice. Your Dad and company must be really proud!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your barn is awsome. My moms and me would jump at the chance to live there.
This is the coolest thing we have ever seen. It will be a great place for a spooky halloween party

Oreo said...

that barn is coming along great. It really looks good and I dont blame you for not going up on that lift thing. I would keep all my paws on the ground too LOL


Noah the Airedale said...

That barn looks fantastic. We just love it and that is a pretty impressive fireplace.

Noah x

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

What a fabulous barn! Will the people live in it or use it as a barn?? Just lovely.
BabyRD & Hootie

ps-We hope you get to go to the party!!

Dexter said...

Radiant heat is the best. Nice and toasty. The stone work is fantastic!


Anonymous said...

That's a barn? Surely,that's meant for you guys to live in. Just you guys I mean - like a dog house. Yeah, that's it! It's your new dog house!

Does that big 'ole white fence ring mean you have horses, too?

Isn't that nice of Them to give you big playmates to keep you both company?

ArroOooo! Stuart

Sally said...

What a beautiful barn.
Thank you for sharing.

Nice woooh

George The Lad said...

Wow its looking good, gald to see you are over seeing the job so it gets done right, I take it, was one of you that noticed the peice around the wrong way!!
See Yea George xxx

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

The barn is looking really good. It is going to look fab when it is all done.

We hope you are having a great week! :)

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

oops, We forgot to say, we love the fireplace. It does look more like a house being built. We look forward to the next update. :)

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
That bawn is going to be almost as nice as youws..I suwe hope you get to go to the pawty
smoochie kisses

Hoke said...

WOW!!!! Looks lovely!! Your dogs are beautiful!!

Thor and Jack said...

The barn is looking beautiful! Thanks for the update.

Unknown said...

How Lovely!
Nice bright colours too!
Hope u certainly get invited to that pawty, maggie n Mitch....psssttt...maybe u can gate-crash...;)
wags, Bud n Gin

Inky and Molly said...

We need some of those stair case railings. It's a balancing act to go up and down our stairs, every time.