September 8, 2009 – North Side of Barn Painted!

When I started staining the north side of the barn a few weeks ago, I never imagined it would get done so quickly. The combination of dry days in the 70’s and helpers at home to watch when I was on the high areas helped this get done very quickly. It’s very seldom something gets done ahead of schedule, but this project beat winter by a long shot.


We completed the west and north sides of the barn this summer (as long as we don’t look at the east and south sides, we can be happy).

iowa barn

Here’s a head-on view of the north side, recently stained and painted barn. There are still some odd boards to replace, but the barn is more ready for wetness now! The white trim against the red sure makes it look sharp.

one year ago…”Never-Ending Raspberries”