All the windows were painted, the door hardware put in place and the inside of the barn gussied up (more pictures for another day).
I think I mentioned in another post that the french door and the multipaned windows were taken from a cabin on the shore of the South Manistique Lake here in Curtis. Writing on the door frame says that they were made for J.Grondin in 1924
The somewhat grubbier windows in the loft I found out by the road in Strongs Michigan. They were in front of a small mom and pop motel that had evidently gained some new ones.
Most of the lumber- including the 4x6 and 8x8 beams are from a mill in Seney and are milled from local white pine. A few of the larger boards on the front of the barn and the trim along the roof edge are taken from the Lakefield Township hall. The town hall is owned by our old neighbors and the poor building is falling in. Cathy was salvaging the tin on the walls and ceiling and asked Will if he could help out a bit. Behind the tin were long old boards that she told Will he could have for helping her. They are from 1907.
We had the perfect weekend to wrap it up- as you can see by the overexposed photo is was sunny!
It was also in the mid 60's which was perfect for painting.
I even painted the trim on the chicken coop which improved its appearance greatly.
Will made all the door handles and latches from scratch.
The view from a distance. Those ugly blue tarps covered the tomatoes on the frosty evenings that we have had. I think they are goners now!
Many heartfelt thanks to all who donated materials, time, food and hard labor...we couldn't have done it without you! And thank you especially to my indulgent husband....I love you.