Look at all the extra bracing the other sheds need to comply with the Florida Hurricane Standards if they comply. Ask the other shed company if they will allow you to hook a chain to the shed and pull it around the yard to see how strong the flooring system is.
Lark Buildings: These buildings use steel painted exterior siding and steel strapping to meet reinforce the lateral strenghth. Smithbuilt Sheds: The competition uses horizontal bracing to the interior of the wall studs! Weatherking: This shed company uses plywood on some of their top of the price line for siding. Weatherking: I hope this customer got a 5 year bumper to bumper warranty on this shed like we give you on Cook Warehouse Sheds. So if you decide on shingles for your shed roof, make sure you get shingles that will serve you well over the years. Most brands of shingles look pretty similar from the ground. Style. Find out whether the shingles are architectural or 3-tab, and whether there is a cost to upgrade to architectural. Some companies will actually staple down the exposed part of the shingles all along the leading edge of the roof so that they won’t blow off going down the road. Service AreaWe deliver storage shed solutions to customers across the state of Virginia and parts of West Virginia.
The search to replacing outgoing Memphis Police Department Directory Toney Armstrong will be outsourced to a search firm. Today, when they drove up the lane in their school bus, all 50 of them, everything seemed to come together for me.
A neighbor down the road spent two days installing electricity and lighting throughout the barn at no cost to us and the Wednesday Spinners outfitted the new dye shed with dyes and equipment that were lost in the fire. This week we go to the Common Ground Fair in Unity from Thursday through Monday so we won't be working to finish things up but as soon as we get back, we'll get the sheep stall completed and pick up our sheep from Alfie who has donated a ram and some ewes to us. We feel so blessed to have had such an outpouring of help from our friends and even strangers who wanted to pound a nail or two, or bring cookies and soup. As you can see from the photos, all that is left is a door for the sheep hay, a small bit of flooring, a door for the trash room, and some odds and ends. Today the roofers are beginning their work and when they've put up a wooden roof, the metal roofers will move in. This coming weekend, we'll be putting down hemlock floors in the alley and in the horse stalls if you're looking for a fun weekend project.
Next week the roofers will come in, put on a wooden roof and sealant, and then call in the metal roofing guys who come from Appleton. After months of feeling lost and scared, I'm beginning to see how it's going to be, with sheep in their stall, horses munching hay from their hayrack, new calves sucking on their bottles, the smell of Bill's lovingly mowed hay for the winter.
They were supposed to begin today but Andy's (the timber frame guy) wife had a freak accident and is in the hospital. We also picked up the cupola, which will go on top of the barn at the ridge, and the weathervane, which is a gift from Lisa, Don, and my brother, Bob. The dyeshed is getting outfitted and I expect to do some dyeing the end of the week since my weld is almost mature. I will post the timbers as they go up but if you're in the area, I suspect you'll see amazing activity at the end of the week. Next week, August 1, the timber frame company will arrive with cut timbers and begin raising them. Our chickens that were raised by the Ellsworth Feed and Seed are out on pasture along with the turkey poults.
Early in September we will having work parties to board up the barn, make stalls, floors, etc.
It's been a long time since my last entry about the progress of the new barn and for that, I apologize.
The approximate start date for the timber frame company to erect the timbers is August 1, with a completion date of August 17. After the timbers are up, a crew will frame the roof and sheath in preparation for the metal roof. The projected date of September 3 is when the volunteers can strap and sheath side walls to prepare for the shiplap siding boards, which have been donated to the farm by MOFGA, harvested from their sustainable woodlot. The outpouring of love and support from people all over the country have enabled to plan to rebuild a beautiful post and beam barn that will house our new horses, a flock of sheep donated to us by Alf Wakeman, and some new calves.
No pictures today because Kelpie, our Nova Scotia Duck Toller puppy, chewed the USP cord and the new one won't be here until next week.
During August, we will definitely have loads of work for anyone who is interested, boarding up the barn, partitioning stalls, doing interior work, putting down floorboards. Next week we'll get our 3 week old chicks, raised for us by the guys at Ellsworth Feed and Seed. The horses have been out in the wagon a few times and are proving themselves to be a stellar team.
It's been almost a month and a half since the fire and I'm not sure whether it seems like more time or less time since it happened.
We're working on the water line and the electric lines so they will be ready when we need them. The horses are getting a good workout pulling a piece of rail up and down the driveway to smooth out the potholes and to familiarize them with Bill and the area. We bought a replacement hay conveyor belt yesterday and will use it when we put hay up in a neighbor's barn.
I got kind of a shock today when I was on the porch, looking over the slab, and saw that the large spruce trees at the corner of the driveway were all scorched and dead on the side facing the fire.
Lucky, the chicken, has been identified as a rooster which creates a dilemma because if we put him with the flock, the other roosters will attack him. The timbers may be going up as soon as a couple of weeks and then we'll start to board it up, put on the roof, make stalls, etc That's when the volunteers will be very important and we'll certainly get the word out via the Ellsworth American, Schoodic Arts for All, and this blog.
Again, at the risk of seeming redundant, thank you all for your generosity and thoughtfulness. Last week we poured the slab for the new barn and the cement is curing in readiness for the timbers, which are being cut. The biggest news on the farm so far is that our new team of Haflinger draft horses arrived yesterday. Last week the local school held a fundraiser for the barn because all of the kids in the school have been here for field trips and they know the animals. On the early morning of May 11, the revered old post and beam barn at Darthia Farm, burned to the ground, taking with it our beloved draft horses, all our sheep, two calves, two pigs, and over 60 young fowl. The community immediately began an incredible outpouring of support in the way of condolences, food, help, and money for a rebuild. We have offers from builders to help, wood from MOFGA, tools from Johnny's Selected Seeds, proceeds from a book sale at Longfellow Books and Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, and myriad donations and letters of support. I will be updating this blog at least every week, along with pictures of the progress of the new barn.
We all went through a horrific night but we are climbing out and looking forward, thanks to the fabulous community in which we live. To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community.
Hi,I have a metal prefab shed, may be as old as 80-100 years old, not unusual for my area of Newton, MA. This means the roof will be stronger and there will be no dips and valleys in the roof line.
Notice the lack of a wall plate.The siding is screwed or nailed to the stud with no backing. They deep groove the plywood and what you get is exposed holes in the siding just waiting for some moisture.
In addition to the ugly wood putty filled holes, there is a lot of delamination of the siding. 3-tab shingles are cheaper, but typically they don’t last well as architectural shingles. That means the shingle roof will encounter high winds, to the tune of 50-70 mph depending on the speed of the delivery driver. Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. The kindergarten and first grade of the Peninsula School came for their annual field trip but we weren't so sure there would ever be another. They were excited to see the new horses and sheep and especially the barn with the room set aside for important things like the beautiful book they gave us with all their drawings and stories about the farm. We have 6 new ewes given to us by the Wakeman family in Addison, and our beautiful team of horses who think their new living quarters are just dandy.
Some donations were anonymous, some had no addresses, but we appreciate so much the kindness of nearly a thousand people who helped in some way with carpentry, advice, organizing the donations, cooking for crews of workers, contracting, giving us doors, sheep, chickens.
It is the most beautiful barn I have ever seen in my life and we are very grateful to all who made it possible. Two weeks ago the timber frame company began to put together the frame which they finished last Friday. We also had lots of food donations and help in the kitchen, which made for some very hearty and delicious meals. Week after next we will be calling in volunteers to put in floors, walls, interior walls, partitions.
Please feel welcome to come up any time and take a look, pull up a chair, take some photographs. We poured the cement pad for the sheep loafing area, we hired a guy to start work rebuilding my dye shed that was attached to the barn, and, because we moved the barn back 25', we've been able to plant some grass in front of the house.
The timber frame company has been busy cutting the joints for the timbers but we can't see them because they're cutting them in their shop. In fact, tomorrow morning, we have a neighbor with a bulldozer coming to do some landscaping work.
We'll also have a tack room, a OcleanO room for medicines and equipment, stalls for the sheep, stalls for new lambs, four horse stalls, several stalls for calves and pigs. Apparently, the truck with the last load of timbers, was unable to deliver due to the road conditions from the flooding. Yesterday, the excavator dug the new waterline to the new site, and through the slab, so that's all ready to go.
We are all trying to do what we're supposed to do to keep the farm going but sometimes it's really tough. Bill's been bringing in hay and so far we've had enough room to store it in our various outbuildings.
My dye books, dyes, thermometers, mordants, pots, everything I needed to dye the wool from our sheep. They are a perfectly matched team in looks and in temperament, are well trained, beautiful, and today Bill will take them out with the wagon. Thanks to the generosity of our friends, neighbors, and strangers who want to help, we should have a rebuilt barn stocked with animals by the end of the summer.
To date, we have received almost enough to rebuild the barn in the previous post and beam style and to replace the animals that were lost.
Bill just bought a team of Haflingers with harness so they will be helping us with this year's haying. And, in my very blunt opinion, 3-tabs don’t look nearly as good as architectural shingles. What’s going on? Basically what this means is that beyond the Ironclad Warranty, IKO will pro-rate the cost of replacing the roof.
After the fire, we began to get letters from children at the school telling us to "never give up" and that convinced us that we had to keep the farm going.
I've ordered sleighbells to replace the ones we lost in the fire, paid for by friend who gave me a check at the Common Ground Fair. This has truly been a wondrous event and clearly shows that if people get together, there is no end to what they can accomplish. Then the metal roofers, Holgerson, from Appleton, moved in and completed putting on the metal roof on the barn, sheep loafing area, and dye shed. And we have a lot of folks lined up to make and bring food to feed the volunteers, but can always use more. We hope to build the sheep loafing area extension before that so that the roofers can just extend the main roof to cover the extension. Because we've moved the barn back about 25 feet, we have the ability to reroute the driveway enough to slow down through traffic. We're very grateful for everyone who has helped and who will be helping with this endeavor.
The Wednesday spinners are gathering up materials and supplies to replace what we lost and my son, Tom, is going to rebuild the shed as soon as the timbers have been erected.
Our grandchild, Susie, came over yesterday with her friends, and took many pictures while Bill exercised them in the round pen.
We believe that most of the animals died of smoke inhalation with the exception of some sheep who were in the outside enclosure. The guys at the feed store gave us two pigs that are wallowing happily out back in the sty. There are other materials beside wood that will last longer but may not match what you have.
To put it simply, beyond 15 years, they will pay for less of roof replacement as the years go by. Do a bit of homework, and you can make sure you are getting a shingle shed roof that will serve you well for many years.
Then they invited us to their school where the K-8 students presented us with their memories of their K-1 fieldtrip. I don't know how this happened but we came within a few hundred dollars of having donations cover the entire cost of replacing the barn, rebuilding the dye shed, buying the horses. On Saturday, over 25 inexperienced and seasoned carpenters decked the hay floors and began putting up the siding. Mac 'n cheese, chili, pork roast, pasta salads, ham sandwiches, brownies, decadent chocolate cake, filled up the workers and they went back at it until supper time. I don't usually use that word because it doesn't mean much these days but I can't think of a better word. Bring a chair and a sandwich and park yourself where you can have a good view of what's happening. We also have a sign coming from Sierra Signs in Hancock that will say ? Darthia Farm, rebuilt by human kindness.
We lost a few last night because, for some reason, they all piled into the feeder, and the poults at the bottom suffocated. The barn that burned was made in this fashion and we felt it was important to build the new one with the same joinery.
You can put drywall on every interior wall and on the ceiling as soon as the shed is delivered.
It is heavy and does not have anything to stop it from slamming against the building if blown open by the wind. We’ve never built sheds this way, but we did purchase and sell some that were not made to our specs.
Strong all-steel construction is resistant to fire, termites, mold and rot for lasting use and is engineered to meet most building codes for wind and snow load.
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