Thursday, March 22, 2012

Barn Raising...

A good ol' fashion barn raising. We are working hard to get this all to work out. We've submitted our barn plans to the building permit place and they've been approved and are waiting for us at the county. We go Tuesday to make sure that our variance and our final list of animals are approved (which I've been assured that this will be no problem...more of a technicality).

Tonight we had a landscaper come out and price how much it would be for them to come out and put in all the holes in ground for both our barn and fence. For around $275, they'll bring all the equipment and in a couple hours have everything ready to go. Um...yes please! It looks like they can come out next Wednesday/Thursday - which means that, in a perfect world, they will have their part complete (while we are at work) and we can have the building permit people out on Friday (like next Friday...Friday the 30th) and again in a perfect world, we will have their approvals that day and can start really building the barn.
We are also having a truss company build our trusses for us - we are having 11 trusses built - they are 24 ft. wide, gambrel attic, that is 6 1/2 ft tall (ish)...all for around $1,300.

I am unbelievably excited about this. Mark and the kids are on Spring Break April 2-6, which I'm planning (KEY WORD: PLANNING) on taking that week off from work. My parents might be coming out to help as well - I don't want them helping with the barn, due to my mom's bad back and my dad's temperamental heart...but they can help pay attention to the kid's needs and making some meals (hopefully) while they are here, making our life a little easier. I'm really hoping for no hiccups with this process...

Barn Interior - with livestock stalls

Front and Side Views of the Barn

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