Day 4 (phase 4) of the Barn Construction Project was a little bit lighter day of work…thankfully. We were both pretty worn out after getting EIGHT posts installed Saturday and Sunday. Both day 2 and day 3 required epsom salt soaks at the end of the day! LOL
We had a three-day weekend and the weather was good. So we went back out and worked on installing the girts (horizontal structure in a framed wall). Aren’t you excited you have a new vocabulary word now? 😃
We spent a little time measuring up one of the corner posts, trying to get a visual on where the girts would be, planning for a space for the windows, and where the headers would end up. Because the posts were newly set and the concrete not totally dry yet, as the “littlest” one in the Pasture, I got volunteered to go up the ladder. It was a little bit windy, but I got the job done.
Turns out, after four levels of girts and the framed opening for the windows, we were spot on for where the headers needed to be!
You’d almost think we had planned it that way. Hey, we’re so smart, we knew it would come out like that. 😆
From there, we proceeded along the wall with the ladders and installing the girts. Our handy dandy story stick made quick work of the process.
Isn’t it starting to look more like a building now, or at least part of one? Or maybe an obstacle course climbing wall. Lol.
And no Pasture project would be complete without our barn cat Two Socks, who will finally have an actual barn, lending her supervisory skills.
As it turned out, that night we got slammed with freezing rain and a tiny bit of snow. We Texans don’t do ice. Everything shut down on Tuesday morning because of unsafe driving conditions. So our three-day weekend turned into four! But it was actually a real blessing to be stuck at home and unable to work outside – we really needed that extra day to do pretty much nothing and recover physically from our busy weekend of construction. 😃
Until next time, worms rock, bees rules and chickens are my Zen.
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