Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Our New Fence

We are a part of a wonderful group called The Barn Raising Collective. It was started by four families who were new home owners and needed help with all the large projects that come with owning a home. Brittney, one of the originals from the group and a good friend, has written more about the group with additional pictures from our fence building party.

The fence that needed to be built was on the property line with the neighbors on the south side of the house.

Denny and our neighbor Sam bought all the supplies, set the posts and figured out the design of the fence a few weeks before the big day.

We had a great turn out.

We wanted to have the fence taller near the back of the yard for more privacy. We also wanted to have a gate and a shorter section so we could still chat with our neighbors.

Snacks for the workers. Some of those delicious black berries I brought home from the market and some Coconut Banana Bread from Baking Bites. We also made them lunch, part of the deal when holding a barn raising. You get workers to do your projects, they get fed. It's a nice trade off!

We had enough people to help us paint a room inside as well. The colors don't show it, but the room was originally an apricot color that I've really disliked. Now it is a lovely blue gray.

Denny finishing the last of the panels.

I loved the various colors of the cedar planks. They wont stay like this though, it will all turn a grayish color. We could seal it, but that would be a whole other work party. I'm just glad to have a new fence!

Our new fence and some of the great workers who helped us build it. It really does take a village. Thank you!


Pollyanna said...

No freaking way! That is so cool. Everyone needs a group like that. And the bread sounds delish! You guys are so cool. I wanna be like you when I grow up.

Brittney said...

Hooray! I made your blog! I feel like a superstar. Great barn raising!!

mushroommeadows said...

Wow! What great teamwork! It looks awesome, by the way!!!