Mike Roper from Southpaw Specialties finished our Big Barn Roof this weekend!!!! When he tore off the old metal roofing and the original shingles...and the rotten boards, this is what it looked like.
Now it is clear why the barn floor was wet after the rain!!!
We were all amazed at the height he was working at...luckily we had some beautiful bluebird skies for the job!!!!
The whole job was done with scaffolding instead of a lift.
As the original shingles came tumbling down from the roof, and were loaded for disposal into bins, I wondered about the folks who last touched them. The post depression men who built and shingled that roof in 1949. How did this job effect them? What did they go on to do in their lives? Were they young, old, local men or from a distance? Lots of questions for us to research in the future. Lovely to live here in a place where there is a community memory of events that take place.
Here you can see the fixed and unfixed portions. We are looking forward to the first rain.
Thank you Mike!!!!