A new barn!

by Jessie K on September 17, 2012

Make way for more animals. We’re finally able to build a new barn! Our existing one is looking a little shot.

Jake’s father and brother came down from Baltimore for the weekend for a good old fashioned barn building party. They were joined by our good friends Hunter and Butch and Hunter’s son Brett.

See how much work five dudes can accomplish in two days? They worked from dawn until dusk fueled by nothing but pizza, doughnuts and Mountain Dew.

The barn master himself, Jake.

Here’s how it looked as of late Sunday afternoon. They weren’t able to finish the entire thing in one weekend, but I was very impressed by how much they accomplished.

Jake said he can finish the rest on his own…

…accompanied by his three loyal accomplices: Solha…


and me. Bring on the Mountain Dew.

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Kat September 17, 2012 at 1:31 pm


That’s going to be one nice looking barn! I’m always amazed how fast any of our construction gatherings goes. Awhile back we went from setting roof trusses all the way to shingles in about 36 hours. In those cases, I’m the one running the on-site childcare center and food services along with a bunch of the wives. Sure beats being up on the peak of a steep roof with a nail gun!

BobF September 17, 2012 at 4:13 pm


Just in case it hasn’t been mentioned lately the four of you make a great team. Well done, well done indeed.

Janelle September 17, 2012 at 10:38 pm


You must beam with pride at your husband’s accomplishments!

Melanie September 18, 2012 at 1:22 am


Love it! I have to admit I’m a tad envious; I could do with a good ol’ fashioned barn raisin myself! Happy building!

ThomG September 18, 2012 at 8:06 am



Meaghan September 18, 2012 at 8:12 am


I also could use a new barn, but I’m aiming to move and rehab an old barn. We lost our grand old dairy barn several years back and the farm has never been the same.

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