Friday, June 27, 2014

The Barn

 Our barn is taking shape!   
A few more finishing touches (interior insulation and electrical) and then we'll be in business.
Technically, it probably more shop than barn- but if I go by the dictionary definition:


1 [bahrn]
a building for storing hay, grain, etc., and often for housing livestock.
a very large garage for buses, trucks, etc.
verb (used with object)
to store (hay, grain, etc.) in a barn. 
Then I can comfortably say it's a barn.  (Which is what I'm calling it anyway.) 

I knew of a local place that made weathervanes for cuppolas, so I stopped in to see what they had.
Short on time to have it installed, I had to find something in stock- that day. 
After looking around, I thought we were gonna have to go with a traditional rooster as there wasn't much else that interested us.
However, at the last minute, I noticed one lying against a fence.  I asked about it and they said it was special-made for a gentleman who wanted the bull weathervane from the John Wayne movie, McLintock!   They'd watched the movie, carefully copied it, and he never came to pick it up.
 I showed the Man of the House and we both knew it was THE ONE. 
 'Mac' is now the sentinel over our farm.

Within an hour of going up, he got right to work showing us the direction of an incoming storm.  Pretty neat to watch. 

 We're fully enjoying these beautiful summer days and almost every evening our dessert is a new sunset. 
Sitting on our porch swing, sprinklers going, frogs croaking and Idaho can't get much better than that.

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