Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Oh Happy Barn Construction Day!

Feb 9 the power pole is set
Day 1 February 10 

Oh happy day!  Excitement abounds in this girl's world, let me tell ya!   Last Tuesday, Clearwater Power set the pole and on Wednesday Cleveland Construction arrived.  This was construction on Day 1.

I've had Cleveland Construction do some work for me before, but never to this extent.  I have to tell you, when the owner, Brandon says he and his crew will be there, they are.  These guys show up, they are fast, efficient and the amount of work they get done in a day is mind boggling.

Monday 2/15/21 - progress!

Here is what the barn looked like this Monday.  The guys showed up in the midst of a snow globe kind of day and it's taking shape!   We had a delay on the trusses due to weather and not being able to be transported from Lewiston... I'm hoping Wednesday roads are decent and the trusses can be set.

To ensure a happy crew, I make goodies for them everyday,... such as 

Peanut Butter Chip Oat Bars

Mix :

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup peanut butter ( I use the crunchy kind)

Mix well, then add:

2 eggs
2 teas vanilla
Mix and then add:

2 tsp soda
½ tsp salt
2 cups flour
1 cup regular oats
2 cups chocolate Chips (butterscotch  chips are yummy too)

Use a jelly roll pan which measures, 17x12 and spread out the dough - (if you don’t have a jelly roll pan, I’d suggest using a 9x13 and also a bread loaf pan).  In a preheated 350 degree oven bake 25 minutes. A crowd pleaser for sure.

My Mr. Right and I are continuing to talk about uses for the barn and making plans.  In the meantime, I am working on inventory and so is Rod -  If these are the sweetest birdhouses ever...

Birdhouse extraordinaire

I'm finding all sorts of small pieces of furniture to refinish such as:

More to come and I can hardly wait to share what is in the works!  In the meantime, my retirement date is looming and I do love working from home with a relaxed schedule that allows a dog break snuggle.  The dogs love it too...

And that's all for now. Thanks for stopping by and I'll post updates periodically.  As always love hearing from you so shoot me an email at swheatfarmlife@gmail.com.  Wishing you all a safe, warm and cozy evening.

All my best, Gayle

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