While we wait for the construction of the new addition and its 3-car garage, we've decided that the existing corn crib allows the ideal location and size for interim vehicle storage. The problem is that the corn crib has nearly reached the end of its useful life. The east side is hanging by a thread to what's left of its foundation. The wooden floor in the two outer bays is rotted. The roof is in need of repair.
What to do with such a potential health hazard and definite eye-sore? Enter The Architect! Scott has convinced me that not only is the corn crib the correct size - it's going to be a fairly easy fix. First things first, though: we had to clean out 60 some-odd years of debris (not to mention a few hundred wasps that were happily nested within.) Lucky for us, this past Saturday was absolutely gorgeous and the cool temperature motivated us to get busy.
|First things first: Scott obliterated the wasps.|
|With quiet winds, we started the fire early.|
|The "front" or south-facing elevation.|
|The east side is in the worst shape.|
|The center bay. Scott is knocking down wasps nests with a big stick.|
|The west side.|
|The back or north-facing side.|
|Found in the corn crib: five doors, one mirror, and one marble shelf. I'm thinking some of these items will find new homes in the new addition.|
|Scott was all smiles when we were done cleaning. Now on to the fun "design phase"!|
|We ended our Saturday at noTTafarm with a bonfire, s'mores, and another beautiful sunset!|