I’ve been so busy I’ve been bad at sharing barn renovation progress on the blog! Not to worry my Instagram (@stampyandthebrain) gets regular progress pictures if you are on there. In case you haven’t been following along, here are updates 1 and 2 as well as me freaking out about making things safe for the boys. Also here’s a link to one of my early planning posts and results of the votes in that post for fun reading.
When we left off the barn was finally empty! While emptying out the barn we made a scary discovery – the gutters had been leaking and had caused many of the structural posts to rot out at the bottom.
So the barn got an interior bath
Then some post repairs…
Lastly we added a lot of limestone screenings
I may have had momentary dreams of this being a small indoor but not to worry the limestone was soon hard as a rock and the ponies still needed a place to live.
Next up, stall posts!
Last Friday after work I picked up some supplies
Saturday the hubs and I went crazy and got a ton done. We may have worked from 8 am to 10 pm with only food breaks and a quick take care of the ponies break…
Sunday we felt a bit sore and tired but we soldiered on from 8 to 5 before I headed off to the barn to ride Mr. P.
So that’s where we are now. Amazing what two people (seriously I owe my husband!) can build in a weekend with a little help here and there from some great people stopping by! (Thanks mom, dad, and Jess!) Now if I didn’t have to work so I could just keep working on it…