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Re: summer projects

Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:52 pm

here is the coop..ALL DONE!!
Let me make one pain full disclaimer here. This was my wifes and next door folks project. (I had to point that out after my wife saw this thread and gave me heck for a whole hour :jeep: for claiming resposability for it. I hope I can have my eggs back now. :big crying: )

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and yes it already has the chick chicks! :{_}:

The barn

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And me doing the farmer thing!!

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Re: summer projects

Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:53 pm

Once the barn is done and the two post car lift is installed we will start on the root cellar 8)

Re: summer projects

Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:45 am

Wow that looks good :D

Re: summer projects

Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:06 pm

More barn pics as of today.

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Re: summer projects

Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:06 pm

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Re: summer projects

Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:07 pm

and my helper with the forth coming retaining wall.

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Re: summer projects

Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:25 pm

How big is that barn? You can never have enough garage/barn space. LOL! The garage that is attached to my house is a four car and it is packed full already. One hotrod, three motorcycles, two tractors, three ATVs, dirt bikes, mini bikes, go-carts, etc... I have been taking a bunch of my stuff and hiding it in the basement and my wife has finally drawn the line. My plans are to start construction on another garage next year, I am thinking a two car plus workshop.

Re: summer projects

Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:45 pm

My father in law will be living in the top quater loft. The Barn is 50x25 but it is very tall. I plan to have my cub hauler in there my two post lift my wifes truck my 48 chevy truck and my cub and my wrx or my brat in there as well. Pluss we will have a flap that hooks the dog run up to a warm room for the boxer pups so they can stay warm in the winter.
I am sorry your wife has drawn the line but mine wants me to get another cub. I personaly want a w-9 I saw one on the way back from WI and fell in love.

Re: summer projects

Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:24 am

My attached garage is 28x38'... I need to build a 24x24' just for my toys and as a workshop.

Are you going to install huricane clips between the walls and trusses?

Looking good!

Re: summer projects

Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:43 am

I am not quite sure what you mean by hurican clips. We dont get many huricanes in iowa :lol: The only extras I will be puting in is cove heating in the loft room and my two post car lift. I am not sure if I want to put cove heating in the main or put a pot belly stove in... We will see.


timmartin wrote:My attached garage is 28x38'... I need to build a 24x24' just for my toys and as a workshop.

Are you going to install huricane clips between the walls and trusses?

Looking good!

Re: summer projects

Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:50 am

Grunt you got a lot going on. Looks good.
Tim it is an old timey thing from before refrigerators and freezers. At a point in time in the winter you salted, dried, peppered, root cellared or masked the rotten taste with a lot of spices. That is why grains were so popular, they store long time if kept dry. Spring houses were fed by namesake spring and kept things cool so they wouldn't spoil. In many parts of the country there were Ice houses. They were well insulated or thick walled into which blocks of ice cut from ponds and slow running creeks were stored for summer use. Usually vast amounts of saw dust were used to cover as insulation. Ice was shipped by rail and boat to the south. My mothers god father ran an ice house on Staten Island into the 1930's. He did coal and oil too. Eventually his stables were used for riding horses. The WPA built riding trails in Clove Lakes park during the depression. We called them horse path's. Any time a girl rode by while we were playing baseball, the shout would go out "Which one is the horse?" Eventually the price of Land got so high and maintaining a stable so arduous the land was sold for houses.

Re: summer projects

Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:58 pm

Ok the barn has been done for about a month so here it is
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and the cubs new home

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and me back filling the tie wall with my NEW M

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good times :big afro:

Re: summer projects

Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:04 pm

You've got a real nice looking barn. I'm sure you're happy to have it done before winter weather hits.

Bob

Re: summer projects

Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:18 pm

It has been interesting watching this progress. You have done an excellent job! I wish mine barn work was farther along. To me working on the barns are as much relaxing as working on the Cubs.

Re: summer projects

Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:17 am

That is a really nice barn. I really enjoyed looking at the pictures.
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