Gone

The barn has been down for some time now; finally I present the finished results.

But first, here is the Parker Dexter barn before:

barn outside 2And after:

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DSCN2484Now the work of residing the house begins. Summer is always a busy time and we have a LOT of projects going on. This recent hiatus has been due to computer troubles, which are hopefully behind us, so farm/ family updates and new posts should be resuming as usual.

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As The Barn Comes Down

Earlier this week the boys and I took another trip back home, this time to install a  package of bees. The weather was fabulous (at least while I was working with the bees, not so much for the drive); the leaves were finally budding out and everything was starting to look green.

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Photo by my Mom

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Photo by my Mom

  Finally, I was able to see what progress had been made on the barn. Amazing! It’s really coming along. See The Parker Dexter Barn for lots of photos of how the barn used to look and the first stages of barn removal. There’s also this postcard of the barn Long Ago.

Here’s the barn in it’s current, nearly skeletal state:

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The barn removal is progressing nicely; the bees are in their hive…

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it’s finally spring! I think I can safely say we are all pleased.

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Photo by my Mom

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The Parker Dexter Barn

Before- when Struggling_along and I were first looking at the place.

The barn being cleaned out and stripped down.

The beginning of the barn being taken down.