Friday, September 14, 2012

sweater weather

Cloudy and cool all day today...that doesn't happen very often out here and is always welcome.  Worked a bit on the plan for Ben's future home then fetched the last three poles.  They were bears to load into the bed of the pickup.  Did 3 trips.  Went back through the archives to relive the last pole barn I built with 3 friends on my property in NY.  This one was a monster - 24' x 72'...and 16' from ground to trusses.  I ended up throwing away 2/3 of the stuff stored in that space before I moved out here.  Ben's barn will be just big enough for him to be comfortable with just a few bells and whistles.  66,78,63,0,B,0

6 comments:

Dad said...

Ben's lucky day was the day you found him!

Ron/Debbie said...

We built a version of a pole barn using a flat slanted by about 2 feet from a high of 14 to a low of 12. Just used joist hangers and 2x12's. We made it 14 feet wide. Worked really well and was easy for us to build. Since you don't have a whole lot of snow there LOL, you don't need much of a pitch on your roof. I love the Barn you built in NY. Now that is a barn.

Al said...

Looks like you will have plenty left over for corner fence posts. Got to love the sharing community in the desert!

Dani said...

Your previous barn looks very like our shadecloth veggie tunnel (pics on my blog), but without the fancy strut work / storage area in the roof area.

Was wondering - can you drink Longhorn milk? If so, are you going to get Ben a wife in the future?

You could end up with your own nativity scene :)

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

2,5,4 posts....everyone must be pacing themselves for the new after sunday sermon knockdown dragout ..LMAO... hallelujah !

Allen Hare said...

Quite a different landscape up there in NY. Nice looking barn you built there. I guess that's the danger with creating more space, that your 'needs' will just grow to fill them. I guess we all could stand to jettison some excess 'stuff'.