On the non gardening front, we've had a bit more forward motion. Phil spent the past two weekends with us and in between Terri and Pete visited, Pete's first visit to the farm. They sold their restaurant, closing on the first of May. Now they're looking for a new direction. I hope we set a good example.
The day after Jerome's birthday the materials for our new pole barn arrived about 7 am.
Here lies a whole barn...
Within an hour our landscapers arrived to prepare the site.
In all, 14 truckloads of gravel were needed.
Tuesday May 13th the crew arrived to begin the building. Despite the frequent high winds and rain up here on Asbury Ridge, our construction days were calm and dry. Jason and Kelsey worked just shy of 4 full days to complete it.
Just about here our electrician arrived to dig the trench for the electrics.
Thinking he could dig the short trench by hand, he soon discovered several very large rocks from what may have been an old building site. So he called for his trench digger and the job was finished without a single additional rock in just minutes.
Just before the roof was finished, we had a short snow shower! The date was the 16th of May!
Then last of all, my cupola and rooster weather vane were put in place.
Now we await the scheduled cement pour, the doors to be installed, the river rock put in place around the footing. But our lovely new barn is up.
Despite the rain and chill here today, and being disappointed that I can't be in the garden, I am cheered by the blooms indoors. The orchids seem to arrive in chorus during April and May. Even my very elderly streptocarpus and African violets decided to harmonize.
"May all your weeds be wildflowers."