Monday, October 24, 2011

It Stands! Day 2

Well, here we are again. We have four walls.  I wouldn't really call it walls. Sort of like a skeleton. The final dimensions are 12x18.  Plenty of room for the ladies.
Ted built the trusses while I was at work.  We put them up in about 5 hours.  We had to have something that was light enough that we could lift ourselves but still sturdy enough to support the roof.  We went to Home Depot last evening and picked up osb board for the walls.
1x4 slats to support and to attach the roof to.
Nothing and I mean nothing is done without a peanut gallery.  This reminds me of Noah's Ark. I guess they have to check everything out. 
The walls are going up! 
Getting late in the afternoon.  Boy are the days getting much shorter.  The walls are up.  It's looking more like a shelter now. 
Whew, I can see it now.  Kind of windy still.  Next we work on the roof. Notice no sheep checking things out?  It got so bad that I had to open the gate to the woods and shoo the girls out.  They really wanted to help with everything.  Just imagine Fuzzy the llama on the ladder handing up screws to a ewe with a drill.  Yep, it got kinda crazy around here today.
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm


Mike said...

You sure had a handful of helpers. If only they weren't just supervisors you could've had the shelter done.

I used osb on my coop and it is extremely difficult to paint with a brush. A roller might be different.

Jodi said...

It's coming together nicely!

Becky said...

Wow! You guys have some serious building skills!! It's looking great!

Christine said...

The Noah's ark picture cracks me up! It's like they're saying, "Is it done yet? Can we board now?" LOL

They're going to love that new shelter when it's done.

Marigold said...

Peanut Gallery. OF COURSE there was a Peanut Gallery. Now if you had let the goats in, THEY could have really been helpful. Handing people tools is a breeze. Naturally they have to be properly tasted first, but what's a little slobber among friends? At any rate, it is looking great!

Michaele said...

Coming together very nice. I love the red turkeys hanging around also.

GreyWolf said...

I notice you built it right on the ground. without any foundation. Is it tied down or anchored somehow?
Tell Ted he is welcome to come build here next year, I need an addition to my "pallet palace".

Thistle Cove Farm said...

There are always good helpers around, aren't there? -LOL-

farmer said...

Loving your blog,joined up to follow.
The Bourbon reds are beautiful!!

cheata said...

You are a crazy & imaginary neighbor! Thats why I love having you for a neighbor!