Acres and Pains: The Outbuildings Photo Journal Part 1

The property was neglected for years, overgrown into a tangled jungle, its outbuildings vandalized by paintball warriors and wayward sons.  Here’s a before/during/after photo journal featuring some of the transformations of the outbuildings.
 

The Henhouse Gets a Facelift

The henhouse had nesting boxes on two walls and a small fully-fenced “run,” but the fencing was rusted through in several spots and the overhead “roof” fencing had years and years worth of leaf and debris accumulation, not to mention a tree growing right through it. First step was to clear away all the overgrowth and fallen tree limbs, and then that creepy mold-encrusted vinyl siding…

 

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henhouse1b henhouse1c

Framing up for run… this is the “safe” yard where the hens are protected from predators and where they can hang out in the mornings until we drag ourselves out of bed to open the gates…

henhouse2 henhouse4   New siding, painted… yard “run” framed in and ready for wire fencing sides.

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 The bruised and broken big barn out back…

barn before (3) barn before (4)


rotted siding along foundation replaced…

East Side of Barn During 7-1-2009 5-17-30 AMbarnside during1West Side of Barn During 6-25-2009 6-40-46 AMWest Side of Barn After 2 7-1-2009 5-14-57 AM

 

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