More About the Barn

The new barn is coming along nicely, isn’t it? One of these days, I’ll get my act together and put photos up on my blog. But until then, visit Country Carpenters, where you’ll find a portfolio of their buildings. They’re the folks who sell the barn “kits” and send the crew (we have Mike and Rob) to construct the semi-custom structures.

My barn is 10 x 20 feet. Half of it will house some hens. The other side will be storage (oh, joy to hang my garden tools in a spacious place!) and I’ve also included a 6 x 6 stall with a Dutch door to the outside. I don’t know what’s going in there yet. I’d love an alpaca, or a couple of Jacob’s ewes, or a goat, or perhaps just keep it as a place to isolate new hens or a sick bird. What would you put in there?

As I’ve mentioned in my blog, the barn will be used for a photoshoot for a children’s book. Right now the New Hampshire White Pine looks raw and new. I’d like to give it a patina. I’m thinking of white wash or milk paint inside. Anyone have experience with either of those? Please email me and let me know. Thanks!

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