Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Happenings Around the Farm

With Isaac and Nate home for Christmas and the continuing gentle December weather, work continues at quite a steady clip on the farm. Today the old milk barn started coming down. The original thought was to try to preserve as many of the old boards as possible, but that was quickly decided to be an impractical idea. As the barn met its destruction, a couple of key pieces were rescued including the old weather vane that blew for so many years on the northern tip of the barn. Caleb nursed an old horse shoe back to health (by removing some rust). He said that it was "for my museum." I believe that the current museum location is in his bedroom.

The boys have also been busy felling some trees in the back woods. We are hoping to use the lumber in the construction of the new barn.