Thursday, December 13, 2018

2018 Year In Review - Most Improved

If you recall, we have been in the process of "saving" our old barn.  We knew we would have to space it out over a few years.  You can read more about it here:  That was our 2017 project.  Our 2018, was to paint and put a new metal roof on it.  

In June, we hired Dairyland Painting:  and we couldn't be happier with the results.  He first had to pressure wash all our painted buildings and then return after a few days and spray paint all of them.  They look so nice!  We used Hallman Lindsay Paint, made right here in Wisconsin:




Then in July, we hired an Amish company to put on the new metal roof.  I didn't take too many pictures of that, as they don't like it.  We couldn't be happier with their work!  

Here is the barn this morning:

In 2019, we will be working on the inside with creating walls for reconfiguring stall spaces, hopefully painting the old timbers and replacing a window and barn door in the horses' stall.  We will also work on the corral area and new fences around the barn.  I am happy that Al and I were able to do our part in saving this old barn, thank you Lord!   It isn't a big barn, but it's our barn and we love it!

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.  


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    1. Thanks! It's classic Wisconin barn style - red.

  2. I so love a red barn...and beautiful in the snow. The Amish are really good at what they do. zjanice