Monday, September 22, 2014

A little more on the log building.

Saturday was a busy day removing the rest of the boards and part of the roof on the log building. It was decided to do the balance of the roof work when the loader arrived. Windows were removed, hydro box removed and pictures taken of all the logs. Another nesting box was discovered under the floor dirt. It still had feathers in it.

Today we headed up again to tag the logs. Allie (my youngest) came along to help her dad and see the old coop as it is one last time.
Of course, Kane has been there to help all along.

There is no doubt we all feel very sad to see the old coop taken down. It has weighed very heavy on my mind for a long time. It has been on the land since before my mom was born and was used by my great-grandparents. We are not sure of it's original use but at one time it housed two horses while the barn was being moved and then became home to many chickens, roosters and banty hens. There is a lot of history in this old building and memories to cherish. But knowing it will be rebuilt better and stronger has us looking forward to the family getting together and making it a fun project in the near future.  I have big plans for these logs keeping the memory of my grandmother alive. I know she would want that.

Tomorrow's post will be the last one now on the 'ol coop. Drop by to see the logs being carefully (and I stress carefully) removed and stacked. I'm hoping we start the re-building project next Spring.

hugs, Deb


  1. Rebuilding and reusing the timber really is a great tribute to your family.

  2. Well I'm sure it will be fantastic in its new incarnation! Our barn is not original to our farm; it is about 160 years old and was moved here 110 years ago and reassembled!

  3. The deconstructing of the log building is fascinating. I'm so glad you are planning to preserve and rebuild it.
    I can't wait till spring to see how it will be put back together.

  4. Such a treasure for your family to preserve. Thanks for sharing the story. Looking forward to seeing the re-structuring next year.

  5. How great to preserve the wood in memory of that sweet grandmother Deb. Be careful as you all remove those heavy timbers - love the pic of you both looking out the window!

    Mary -

  6. Your grannie was probably very practical, so she understands why the rebuilding must be re-built. She's watching over the process; you know that, don't you?

  7. I know it is bittersweet to take down the old coop, but knowing you are going to save it in the end will make it better I hope.

  8. My goodness, what a challenge! It will be a lot of work but bring great satisfaction :)

  9. Repurposing is a wonderful way to carry on tradition. Great project, XOXO

  10. One looks at the old log building and tries to imagine whose hands placed the mortar between the logs and who cut and prepared them. Sad, you know.