The North Wall is Up! - September 29, 2019 @goldenoakfarm

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Once we’d gotten the pasture pen moved, he started prepping for putting the north wall up. First he covered the masonry heater and stairwell holes with 2” x 4” and plywood for safety.

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Then he positioned the tractor bucket to catch each section in case the wind came up.

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He’d asked our son and my helper friend to come over to help move the heavy sections. I ended up helping too, so there were 4 of us for each section.

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The hardest section was this end one. It had to come in at an angle. We used the 2” x 4” x 12’ as “railroad tracks” to slide it on. This was my son’s idea. In the end, my husband had to cut ⅜” off the top plate to get it in.

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From right: 2 bedroom windows, the stairwell wall, the pantry window, the laundry room window.

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This shows the back door frame next to the laundry room window.

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The whole wall inside

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Looking southwest

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Looking southeast

It only took us an hour to get it up. He’d hoped to have 2 more walls to put up, but events conspired against him on Saturday. He has shoulder surgery on Monday and will be out for a couple weeks until the stitches come out.

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