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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Not so long ago I was helping levelling the trenches for the footing and then the cement was poured for the footing.

My son Vaughan is guiding the wet cement in the form for the footing while my husband George levels the cement with a rake.

Then the forms went up to pour the foundation on top of the footing.

The foundation is ready and the soil and some sand is shovelled against the foundation.

Next the building rafters are taken off the truck.

The frame is connected to the foundation.

That big grey roll  on the left is the tarp.

Then the rest of the reenforcing cables are put on.

The heavy tarp is hoisted up with the help of three winches.  One is hidden behind the big truck and the other is behind the red hoist on the right and the other is in the middle.

The tarp is slowly draping the frame.

The tarp fully draped over the frame.

The building fully assembled and ready for use. Soil will be mounted against the sides to help the tarp stay in place near the foundation.

Some hay bales being placed in the new building.

My son is carrying two huge bales to the tarp barn.  The outside layer of the bales got wet and turned dark but the inside is still OK.

I hope that you enjoyed seeing the building process of our new tarp barn. Next time I'll have some pictures of our farm. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.   JB