Taking the Sag Out of the Barn Roof

| 4/9/2014 8:55:00 AM

Tags: Sagging Barn Roof, Lambs, Old Stanchions, Leverage System, Mary Conley,

Mary ConleyDear readers,

I love our little red barn and have been excitedly waiting to tell you about it. “Little” is the key word. If it had been one of those monstrosities that we often see from the highway, we couldn’t have saved it, but ours is small, cozy and even homey! Yes, it is just right for our little farm.

old barn

When we read about our farm in the for-sale ads, it was the photo above of the little red barn that kept calling me, but I have to admit, it was a very deceptive photograph. When we first visited the farm, we realized the truth, but we were actually after land, and this land had everything on our must-have list.

We started using part of the barn even in its dilapidated shape when Erin came and needed a shelter for her horse and sheep for the winter. The end that had a loft worked well as the loft floor caught the rain and snow coming through the roof.

christmas lambs

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