Category Archives: Barn

Winter anticipation

It felt good to get down to the farm this past week and get a few things done, especially in light of the recent election. If I can’t fix the world I can at least put another rebuilt Dutch door … Continue reading

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Dividing the rain

I always somehow think that when I go to the farm in September, Fall will have arrived. But no, last week there were temperatures in the low 90s and a fair dose of humidity. It seemed more like July. But … Continue reading

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Board by Board

I got down to the farm for Memorial Day weekend. Most people use that holiday for going to the lake or for other recreation. I used it to cart a pickup full of tools and other stuff halfway across the … Continue reading

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Out behind the barn

The north side of the barn got patched this week. This is the side the former owners let fall apart because who needs an old hay barn anymore that doesn’t contribute to the bottom line? Every time I’d drive by the … Continue reading

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Beginning on the barn

I started the repair of the hay barn this week by nailing two boards onto the north side. These fell off years ago, not too long after Mom and Dad sold the place. For years I couldn’t bear to drive … Continue reading

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More gutters and a pile of bones

The farm has been back in the family a year now and it’s amusing to me to recount that 80 percent of the work I’ve done there in that year has been involved with water. That includes getting it, repairing … Continue reading

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