Saturday Projects – Barn Roof On.!

It was a very productive day as we geared up and prepared for a 3 day rain storm.

Farmhand Will Burke brought over an auger and tackled the job of digging 30 holes for a new horse fence. We are keeping them out of our orchard area and garden. Fortunately, all the milled redwood for the fence, over 130 ft. is no cost from friends.

Will also had time to fill in our art grove with wood chips. A new river rock planter bed outlines the pathway. Eventually, the old washing machine will become a water feature once we get an electrical outlet installed.

At 2:30pm, our new handyman Fred came over to finish installing the roofing panels and add the gutter to the barn. We are so grateful that this got finished before the rain. We have more plans for the barn, such as windows and bark siding, but for now, it’s a dry place for the horses.

In the afternoon, I visited friends who are rebuilding their home after the CZU fire. They had extra hand-milled tongue and grove fir flooring and kindly offered it to us. I plan to use it as the flooring and ceiling panels for the art studio (next project on my list). Since we could not use the 12′ trusses on the barn, I will use them for the art studio, add a composition roof, and a wood ceiling. Way more than I ever imagined. I love how projects morph over time with new resources and options.

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2.5 acre permaculture with heritage orchard, organic gardens, redwood forest, and riparian corridor along Love Creek at the base of Ben Lomond mountain, San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz County.
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