Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Destruction

Our property is being destroyed! :) Now that I have the 2 people who read this blog's attention:

I came home from work Monday and found I no longer had the collapsing relic, known as the chicken coop! It's amazing how much better (and larger, and more usable) our yard looks without the crumbling shed on a pile of rocks and cement slab!

Then, I came home from work yesterday to find the barn had become a pile of oversized toothpicks... I was sad to see the barn in this condition but, logically I know that it had to come down. A main beam had cracked over the winter and the structure was in danger of collapsing at any minute, a verifiable safety concern... We saved a few of the non-painted, non-treated slivers of wood for kindling to use this winter. Otherwise, there was no usable wood in the pile that was the barn... I imagine that today I will come home to find a dirt patch where the barn stood for 180 years... until yesterday. Someone else in Livingston county now holds the prestige of having the oldest barn (in the county)...

3 comments:

larissa said...

aww i bet that was kind of sad to see the barn gone! hope you took lots of pictures to look back on! and you guys can still brag becuase you live on the land where the oldest barn once stood! ;)

Amy said...

Do you have photos? I'd love to see the "new" look to your yard. See you this weekend.

Pete said...

We do have photos ~ unfortuately, my computer no longer works and we have not replaced it... (another to do project!)...
I will have to post before and after photos of the car (Pete smashed vs. new one) and the yard (without barn/chicken coop) once I am able to upload photos.