Last summer when I bought my feed hay from my neighbors Trish and her partner Nancy, Nancy made a comment about agriculture having a built-in tendency to expand. Yea, I do see now. Sheep lamb, so you need more space. You enlarge the barn, you need more hay, you sell some of the lambs but decide to keep one, who then has lambs....
So as Louie and I step right into this... growing pile of sheep manure... we discovered that one wall of the existing barn has a concrete footing, which has to come off. So yesterday he was swinging the sledge hammer while we both yelled "Towanda!" (We watched Fried Green Tomatoes again recently - remember Kathy Bates' character when she was discovering her sense of power?)
The footing didn't come off, so we yelled harder: "Towandaaaa!!!". Then, "Geronimo!!!" Then, "Aargghhhh!!" "Ufff!" "I'm beat - let's go get some dinner."
We like to provide afternoon entertainment for neighbors.
I was proud of myself that I cleared out the partition that we are joining to the barn, carried out all the scrap lumber that came down, and stacked the hay that was in the second shed - carrying two bales at a time while wearing my ortho boot.
Anyway, the footing is down, and the larger barn will be perfect for the moms and the five lambs.