It’s starting to warm up and I am beginning to crawl out from under the shroud of cabin fever. Thankfully the list of this springs projects is getting off to a good trot. My friend Ray brought out the brackets for the track and trolley that our barn doors will hang from.


Ray’s dandy work

We bolted the brackets on to the barn Sunday afternoon.  Ray was smart enough to make enough for the loft doors too.


Trolley bolted on short side door

I fixed the trolleys to the short side door after work on Monday.


Shortside door


Track brackets installed

Ray is bringing out the flat steel this afternoon. We will see how our Sunday work lines up with something more substantial than a string.



After a bit of debate and a series of voting, we have settled on a name for the puppy. Meet Riley! She seems to have fit right in.   She is very content hanging with Katy’s pigs.  Very playful but gentle.


Katy’s pigs



  1. Ed said,

    April 3, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    I like the look of the painted brackets. They will look like they ‘fit’ the style of your barn.

    • Woody said,

      April 3, 2014 at 8:45 AM

      There is not a paint finish on them Ed. They will rust, just the way I want them to.

  2. Ed said,

    April 3, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Even better!

  3. Ron said,

    April 7, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    That is a LOT of ham!

    • Woody said,

      April 8, 2014 at 4:42 AM

      Katy is turning into a mini-entrepreneur. She has orders for four of the six to feed out. Of the remaining two, we put one in our freezer and she sells the other at the county fair.

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