Monday, September 20, 2010
The Goat Palace
Goat Palace is what friends and neighbors have dubbed the new barn. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here are photos of the barn stages to date. It's really happening! Notice Johnny in the bottom right. He's working every day before the builders arrive, while they're here, and after they leave, trying to stay ahead of them with our odd specifications.
That crane thingie was a great help in lifting heavy beams into place as well as Johnny's massive trusses that he designed. That's going to be one sturdy roof!
Here the last beam for the barn wings is going up. These are beams that Johnny has had stored in his shop for many years, from some long ago job. At last they've found a home.
And here is the goat palace as of today. The holes for the milk room windows have not yet been cut, the metal roof and siding are not here yet, but notice that octagonal window in the loft... for a bit of pizazz, Johnny says.