Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Big One!

Hey Gang!
Hope all is well.

We wanted to share a big project we are starting this year.
Our goal is to be done by May 2018.  We are doing this project
ourselves, which is why it's going to take a while.

It involves tearing down our barn.

It will come down piece by piece and stone by stone,

There's a lot to tear down.

It would cost more than our budget will allow to fix the barn, and sadly,
it doesn't qualify for grants.
We don't want it to go to waste.  We've had people stop and offer to tear it down for the wood,
but this barn is original to the house, so it needs to stay here.
This is it's home.

So we decided to tear it down and rebuild it  here.

This is what I see when I look out my kitchen window.

In a year it will be a beautiful shed with a farmhouse table.
The shed will be used for family gatherings,
craft sales, classes, maybe even a little farmer's market or two.

Maybe someone would even be interested in having a wedding rehearsal dinner out here.
The possibilities are endless.
Quite honestly, my heart bursts every time I think about what's going to take place!

All the lime stone will be used to make a large patio with a fire pit in the middle where
we will roast hot dogs and marshmallows and maybe make a s'mores or two.
Hopefully there is enough lime stone to do a walkway from the house to the party area. 

This is going to be such a labor of love.  We dearly love it out here
and want to share this with others who love country living.
By no means is any of it perfect, but it is full of love
and we are looking forward to making even more memories as 
this little project unfolds.

More to come as we document this project.  We hope you will stay with us on this adventure!
And if you wouldn't mind saying a prayer or two to keep our strength (as well as staying married!), we would really appreciate it.

Until next time!
Skeet & Cindy


  1. Oh this is such a splendid plan!!! Our hearts are with you both and we wish you all the best in making this dream a reality.

  2. What a project to take on! Full of sweet sweat as you labor in love. Can't wait to see it unfold. We are cheering for you!

  3. I can't wait to help you! And by help I mean supervise... 😘

  4. Can't wait to see your new "old" restoration!