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,
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
Yes, another labor of love, done!
Life Here Goes On