January Work on Hawk Hill Barn – January 21, 2016

DSCN2300Stabilization of the Hawk Hill barn is commencing! Ben Moore’s Home Improvement Co. has successfully squared up five bays of aged posts and beams, and is in the process of adding gusset plates to keep them firmly in place. Ben used a combination of “come-alongs” and power winches to pull on the barn frames over the last month to achieve a nearly plumb structure.

Additionally, work has begun closing in wall openings to make the barn secure and weather resistant. The cattle now have access to the lower level through the south doorway, providing them with needed winter shelter from intense winter storms.

There is still much left to do, so we will keep you posted on the progress. Next on the list of work tasks will be replacing the massive main sliding doors and residing the main west wall.