March 20, 2014
Some Changes In The Equipment Barn
After I bought the farm more than ten years ago, it became quickly apparent that I would need a rather substantial building to store tools and equipment. I wanted it to to be an attractive structure and located for easy access. I also wanted an area for the crew to store personal belongings and a comfortable room for their breaks and lunch. Recently, we've made some changes in the equipment barn and here's a little update.
1 This is the back side of the equipment barn, where all of the farm tools and machinery are kept and maintained.
2 And this is the front side. The pin oak allee runs adjacent to the equipment barn.
3 I designed this building so that one could drive right through it.
4 I ask that the equipment barn and its contents be as organized as possible. Lawn mowers and rototillers are stored in this section.
5 There's the old Martha By Mail truck, an old postal delivery van that we converted.
6 My old Allis-Chalmers tractor is parked beside it.
7 This is a Model B, circa 1940.
8 The heavy machinery is also kept here.
9 This corner is where the garden tools and ladders are kept.
10 At the end of each work day, the tools are rinsed off and returned to their designated hooks.
11 We have several wheel barrows.
12 Edging sheers are put away sharp, oiled, and ready to go.
13 Across from the garden tools is the doorway leading into the crew break room.
14 The crew enjoys their morning coffee break and their lunch hour in this room.
15 We also use this room for meetings about what needs to get done around the farm.
16 Microwaves, refrigerator drawers, sink, and cooktop
17 A gentle reminder!
18 An old diner clock hangs over the door.
19 This bank of lockers is a recent acquisition, replacing some rather old and shabby lockers.
20 Every member of the farm crew has their own set of lockers, where they can store extra shoes, clothing, and other personal items. Wilmer's wife recently gave birth to their second child, a son! Congrats, Wilmer!
21 Unfortunately, Gyurme is suffering from a broken ankle and will be out for a few more weeks. We all hope it's mending well.
22 This storage unit is also newly acquired and is used to store power tools.
23 And this metal workbench is being adapted to suit our purposes. Using his portable sawmill, Dominic sawed the lumber from one of the fallen trees to raise the table height. The top and edges are being covered with Masonite, giving a better work surface.