Homestead Update 4/8/2018

8 Apr

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I had a new pole barn built in the back area of the homestead this past week. First, the truck showed up with the supplies. I was worried they would not be able to carry the material to the back where it needed to be but the man said “no problem. This forklift has wheels that rotate so it can move sideways.”

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Sure enough, he picked up the material, turned the wheels, and slipped right down the gravel path beside the barn.

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There is the opening I cleared out by the creek.

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The men laid out the square where the posts would be set then used a post hole digger attachment on a skid steer to bore the holes.

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They set the posts then used the skid steer to lift and place the steel trusses.

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Soon, they had it finished.

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And by soon, I meant REALLY soon. Those 5 young Mennonites had that 24X30 barn up and finished in three hours. I kid you not! It would have taken me and my three employees 5 days to do what they did in 3 hours, that is why I was willing to pay them $1900 to put it up for me. I am going to enclose the barn on three sides with my employees and myself, but there is no hurry on that.

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I already have two posts installed for the back wall and I am waiting for the concrete to set up and I will continue slowly but surely on the walls. I’ll keep you updated on my progress. Until then, keep prepping everyone.

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2 Responses to “Homestead Update 4/8/2018”

  1. Rag or April 8, 2018 at 6:21 pm #

    Wow speedy guys

    • doublebhomestead April 8, 2018 at 7:31 pm #

      Yes they were. The salesman at Reed’s Metals said they could do it in 6 hours and I had my doubts about that! Obviously I was wrong, very wrong.

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