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Repairing the Floor in Mom’s Barn.


Mom’s barn lies in the heart of the farm, half way between my garden and George’s pigs. It was built in the late 1800’s, and is in need of some work. The basement floor was in particularly poor shape, and needed to be repaired.  A bunch of us family members decided it was time to repair the floor, so we started chopping out the old cement, only in the places that were damaged.

Old Barn Floor

Old Barn Floor

 Above, Mom surveys the current progress. I can’t help but notice the disappointment this picture portrays. We were all unsure wheather replacing the whole floor was a good idea, but we all finally decided that it wouldn’t be worth the effort unless we got a new floor from our work.

The Kids spreading cement. I'm the one on the right...

The Kids spreading cement. I'm the one on the right...

Davie started out as guy leveling the cement, but I soon asked to be taught. Before I knew it, I was the cement leveling guy, and I had some very eager helpers. This was our first floor, but I think the kids did a great job ! By the end of the day we were half way done.

Half-Way There

Half-Way There

 The cement is done now, and construction has changed into building new horse stalls.

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  1. Susan
    January 25, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I’d like to see photos of George’s pigs. Looks like you guys did a great job on the barn floor!

  2. Maurice
    January 25, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Great pictures and you have such a natural way of telling this story….. great job!

  3. January 25, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    @Susan: I’ll take some pics the next chance I get in the daylight. It is usually too dark by the time I get home from work, so It might not be posted till this weekend. And they are ganna be muddy….. Pigs love mud.

    @ Maurice: Thanks, I had a lot of time to think about it while leveling the concrete…. The kids were really a delight by helping.

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