After the cows have been fed and chores done, we’ve been trying to take it easy… letting the families have time together or simply relaxing. We know quite well that calving season is almost upon us and that it will be gogogo.
Daniel went snowmobiling, Vernon declining this trip as he’s still sore from Thursday’s outing. Tess and her kids built a cute family of snowmen… Megan and Quinlan chilled as Brandon, Lorelei and I spent a bit of time cleaning out the top of the red barn. The goal was to make a space for some basketball practice, though I said it’d make a great Airbnb!
Brandon had done most of the hard work by the time I wandered by. Lorelei and I helped sweep and pound down some nails… Sure, it won’t be perfect, but it will be dry and have a hoop… it may need a bit more lighting.
The one light there is a Ped Mills Special. (This place is the Mills Place that goes back many, many years. He was amazing on building things and making do when necessary. I love running across his distinctive handiwork!)
Set high up on the roof is this mason jar light. I can see him asking his mother for a jar and she gave him one of her old ones… an Atlas! It works perfectly.
Add a hoop and a railing around the ladder entrance and it should be good for free throw practice.
But we could just rent it out for dramatic photo shoots…
3 thoughts on “Barn Practice”
Not many barns in middle England but like Marilyn I sometimes watch barn wood builders and Maine cabin masters. Your barn will make a great family adventure room.
Me, too! I LOVE old barns and could ponder their design and joinery
for a long time (I’m a “Barnwood Builders” fan)!! This old hay mow looks like a great place for shooting some hoops, and the photos might be good ones for a puzzle some day.
I love old barns! Reminds me of the old red barn on my family farm in the midwest. That light and texture would be great for grad photos of your grandkids! Thanks for sharing!