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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Saturday, November 28, 2010

Sorry I have been so remiss in posting this blog.  I confess I had my last day at the barn Sunday, November 28, 2010 but haven't been able to update my blog because we were trying to tweak some video I had taken but unfortunately I have been unable to upload it so I am proceeding with just the pictures. When we arrived at the barn that Saturday it was bitterly cold and windy and I confess I was feeling so over this barn demo.  The objective?  Remove the roof of our barn.  CAT had decided that whether or not we could get the logging truck in there, he was taking it down.  Honestly, I sat almost the whole day in the Jeep because it was so bitter but CAT was on a mission and there was no stopping him.  His plan was to take the ladder up into the hay mow and poke through the roof on the cedar  side and then remove the boards from the rafters.

You can see the top rungs of the ladder peaking out near the top of the roof.

Through and removing boards at a rapid rate.

Almost done the one side.

A closer look at the way the rafters were hand hewn into the upper log.  Most of these rafters are too old to be re-used and would likely not be up to code so CAT will be building new rafters for our barn.  Maybe a gambrel roof instead.

He then detached the lower section of metal roof and slid it can see it sliding above.

Here you can see the lower section of metal roof has slid off.  This is where CAT realized there was no way he could detach the rest of the roof this way and he decided to lay it down.

The farmer whose land and barns these are.  He is removing the stumps with his hi-hoe to enable our logging truck to get to our barn,

The roof after CAT collapsed it.


  1. Hi Vicki. I've gotten way behind on blog visiting but am glad you had a chance to post. The photos are great. I have found even short videos outrageously slow to upload. Do stay warm! Like you I hate being out in the bitter cold! But, I always remind myself that in about 6 months I'll be complaining about the heat, LOL.

  2. Hey Vicki. Just dropping by to see if everything's okay. I miss your blog posts!