Working in a winter wonderland….that’s what the guys remodeling a few buildings on our farm are doing. Our granary was falling apart shingle by shingle, board by board. We’ve talked about redoing it for a long time and decided this summer we HAD to have it done, or it would soon be unusable. Our garage sits very near to the granary, so if we were putting siding on one, it really made sense to do them both.
We ripped a few boards off ourselves. Call me crazy….but we are keeping them for the time being. Someday, I may do something creative with them!
Granaries used to be used for well, storing grain. We have re-purposed ours to store our fuel barrels, skidloader and all of it’s attachments.
Clair Van Grouw Construction (like them on facebook, they have a ton of great photos!) has been out working on this project off and on throughout this winter. I snapped a few quick photos today while they were in town for lunch as well as a chance to warm up, no doubt!
While I was out taking photos, I got to thinking about the number of heifers we have cared for here at our place. We now have only pregnant heifers, but in previous years we raised both open and pregnant heifers for our dairy here. The first group of heifers nearly 10 years ago included 492 (I remember her as a very white heifer). This photo has 4493 looking at you….so neat to think we have raised 4000 heifers here!