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October 28, 2005 - Built a ladder to the cubitle. Enjoying the view.

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August 18, 2005 - Finally raising the cubitle

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July 5, 2003 - The last layer of driveway base

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June 29,30 - (after many rainy weekends)  Finishing the granite block side walls and starting the fill

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May11 - The granite block side walls and the granite wall caps

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May 4 - Starting to build the ramp, the cinder block retaining wall

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Last week of November - Will finished up the last details, just in time for the big snow storms.  The tractor is now in its new home.

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Week of November 18 - Moved the paint shop into the basement.  Racing the snow to finish doors and windows and trim.

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Week of November 11 - Turned the garage into a paint shop and did windows and doors

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Week of November 4 - Putting in the perimeter drain

    Thursday - I rented an mini excavator and dug the trench (wind chill ~10)

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    Friday - laying the pipe

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    Saturday - Claude and the roofing crew put on shingles (unfortunately I did not get pictures)

    Sunday - Finished the drains, used 13 cubic yards of stone

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Week of October 21 - Finishing most of the siding, back to the roof

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Week of October 14 - More siding

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Week of October 7 - Starting the roof sheathing and the siding

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October 2 - Finishing the side shed rafters, the frame is complete

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September 9 - The side shed frame

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September 6 - THE BARN RAISING!!! 

    Finishing assembly of the south wall:

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    Lunch while waiting for the crane:

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    Putting up the walls:

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    Adding the cross pieces:

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    Putting up the roof system:

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    The rear ridge pole:

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    More roof:

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    The front ridge pole:

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    The roof purlins:

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    Josh climbing up to put up the traditional pine branch - new 10/7/02

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 COMPLETE:

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    The crew  - new 10/7/02

(left to right) Glenn Hodge, Glenn Dodge, Will Truax, Kyle Whiteheal, John N., Josh

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August 27 - Starting to put the walls together

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August 24-26 - Decking complete, ready to start assembly

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August 20,21 - Floor joists done, starting the decking, finished ridge poles

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August 17 - More floor joists and some work on the ridge poles

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August 3-6 - Cutting floor joists and putting the floor system on the piers

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July 30 - The forms are in for the piers.  Ready to pour the concrete.

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July 17-18  Real on-site work begins.  The trees that were cleared for the site, are milled into floor joists and siding battens.

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Some of the frame pieces in the field waiting to be assembled:

 

 

Some pictures that Will sent of pieces being worked on:

     

 

Where the barn will be:

 

Last updated: 1/7/2008