Friday, February 3, 2012


February 3, 2012

A new year, and new goals.........seems everyone is putting goal list or to-do list out there.  I guess we need to get our list re-vamped and out there as well.   We have always wanted a nice barn, a place for the animals to come in, if need be.  A few stalls to keep sick animals away from the others.  A working chute and pens to work the cows.  A chicken run along one side the barn and maybe a greenhouse on the other end. Oh yea!! almost forgot and enclosed feed room would be nice also.  I have it all pictured in my head, all nice and orderly, the cutest lil barn on this small farmette.  Well!!!!!!!!!!! we can all have dreams right???  Sometimes dreams come true.

The other day, hubby had this itch to get something happening with this dream barn of ours.... To make this short, and to fill you in as to what we have in existence already, i will show you a picture.   Im  going to warn you...... this shed / barn was on the place when we bought it, it has withstood hurricane Katrina, and sorta became the storage for many things.  So needless to say, it's not pretty.......

I didn't get any good pictures before he started tearing down the back walls.  This picture was last spring when we started the new garden site, which was the previous inground pool area that we filled in.  So like i mentioned, he had this itch, that drove him to tearing down walls and sticking pipe in the ground..........

I guess it all starts with a dream.......He knew what he wanted the back portion to function as, and we had the pipe from a previous torn down project.  So to utilize what we already had and to actually get things started on this long awaited dream, he started with the working pens on the back side of the existing barn.

Wow, how just a torn down wall and a few changes can make something look so different.  Im so lucky to have this hard working man..........Who tries to make all our dreams come true.

This barn will be a work in progress, won't happen overnight, or over a weeks time, maybe won't be complete in a years time.  But, im tickle pink he busted down a few walls and started this dream barn of ours.  I will take pictures and journal our progress throughout this project.

It's been warm here the past few weeks, i really think the south really forgot to put in for a winter........a few scenes from my yard........shammrocks are up and blooming along with my verbena....    

Dreaming of Spring

Linking up to Dandelion House for Farmgirl Friday
and Lil Surban homestead for Ole Saturday Homesteading Trading Post

                                                                  Live Simple.................Sheryl


  1. Wow! What a difference already! That building actually has a lot of potential once you get to looking at it! :)
    Gosh, I would love to have a real barn too...sigh.

  2. That is going to be a handsome barn. It is so good to dream and to be patient.

  3. Well my hubby would be proud to have a barn as nice as your hubby's. Pretty flowers.

  4. Wow, it's going to be great. My hubby will be jealous (but in a Christian way LOL).

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Sheryl I love your photographs and I love the old barn boards on your blog! What a nice template! I agree I will keep on striving to live simply and keep on dreaming! We will have to inspire eachother! :) Thanks for linking up to the Ole' Time Saturday Homesteading Trading Post! Have a great Sunday!