I figured that I should start a thread on this since my posts to the "what did you do on your GT..." thread seemed to be about my century barn build. My JDs are contributing a lot to the work but not everything. So some of the back story.
We bought this property back in 2010 and it has been a real pleasure to own. It is a heritage home that has had some upgrades and additions done and until we bought it, it had been in the same family that settled here in 1849 from England. The Browns built our home in 1879 and they owned a huge portion of land here. It has since been divided up and sold off to others but ours is the start of it. This is the place in its heyday when the last Brown had done the addition about 30 years ago and he used to use the place for weddings and entertaining. This photo shows most of the 3.25 acres that we own. It is the land beteen the two rows of cedars. The pond has since been filled in.
Most of the place had gone into disrepair over the years as the last Brown got older and couldn't keep it up. The gazebo area was overgrown and the old barn was neglected as well. The house still had appliances from the restoration era and while they were nice in their day, they were also in bad need of replacing.
This is the century barn. It was chock a block full of stuff that the previous owner had and remained there until she stopped renting from us this spring. There is a second house on the property that is quite nice and as part of the purchase, she requested to stay on as a tenant. This is a photo of it back in 2010.
In the spring of this year, I finally got to access the barn once the tenant was gone and the fun began. The mess that I started with in the Shop side.
The partial gutting of the garage side with some of the box stalls still in there. I had already removed the standing stalls that were along the wall adjacent to what will be my shop.