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Saturday, November 16, 2013

This Ol' Barn

This old barn sits across the road from us. 
It has been around for many years and has taken
many a beating by wind, rain and snow.
 The Year of our Lord, 1919, is when this barn was built.
 From the ground to it's peak on the west side rises
at least 40 ft. tall.
 Again, a few weeks ago, the wind tore both of the sliding doors completely off of it's rails, tearing two of the rails to the ground with both doors.  Today was repair day in spite of the weather.
 With the help of my guys, the old-timer in the doorway, was a happy man, to have the doors going back in place.
 The forks of the tractor did a lot of the work that would have taken several strong men to do.  Just lifting it into place was a chore all it's own.  Next the rollers had to be re-positioned,
 and eventually~
 eased back into place within the rail until~
 both doors were finally rehung.  Onto the next step.
 Lifted high on a pallet hooked in the tractor forks, 
the last two rails had to be replaced and secured.
Lift, tuck into place, 
 remove the cap off of the end clamp, 
 place the last rail, and done.  Well, not quite...
 Once back on the ground, the guys fastened the two door sections together.  This way, when the doors are slid all the way open to the right, they will both come back together.  There used to be a latch that hooked them together.  It's no longer there, so to make it a quick job until the rain stops, this will do for now.
It's hard to believe the wind tore those doors and their working assembly completely off the barn....but then, this ol' barn IS 
94 years young.
Yes, another labor of love, done!
Life Here Goes On


Osage Bluff Quilter said...

You need to give that old soul a barn quilt!

jack69 said...

I like this. We that love old barns appreciate anyone extending their lives. 94 WOW, that is the age of our adopted Aunt Nee down East in Florida. WE hope to make her birthday in the spring.
I will think of this barn and tell her about it.

The guys done a superb job in the rain, but that is a johnDeere. My man Bill ain't getting ole Blue out when someone has a Deere, already for winter work.

Love to Bro Bill and atta boys to all. Of course the owner appreciated the 'all weather guys!'

(good photography)

Paula said...

Nothing like the help of a loving neighbor.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a wonderful old barn! I'm in awe of that repair job. When I see your cold fall already, and the gorgeous snow, I know I really know nothing about a cold winter! I would not do well! I enjoyed the wonderful comment you left for me. I'm glad you plan to make a wreath!

Michelle said...

What a majestic, old structure.

Shug said...

I think it is so neat how you all help each out with all kinds of chores... Wonderful! this barn has held it's beauty quite well...
so very pretty..

A Primitive Homestead said...

Old barns are becoming less seen. You all helped assure this old barn some time to come. Neighbors helping one another is becoming less also. May you all be blessed for your kindness.

Chatty Crone said...

Well it made me think of my mother - she was born in 1919 - and she would have been 94 this past Nov. 10th.

I think machines are awesome, but they do take the work away from people.

Hey I am late in writing.


Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Just my favorite kind of labor of love... especially since that barn is so old and a regal old beauty! =) Thank you so much for your kind words today. blessings to you and yours ~ tanna

Buttons said...

Beautiful I do hope I look that good when I am 94 years old with a little loving maintance:) Good job. Hug B

TexWisGirl said...

what a great barn! surely worth the saving!