Well, the men were back and working over the week. They got the large arena doors up, cupolas, dutch doors, and some interior work. I have to get more photos from the inside for you. As usual, Rick took photos for your viewing pleasure. Some even have his workshop in them.
The plan is for them to come back next week to finish up with trim work, and getting the final doors for the front of the building up. Our contractor will be back to regrade the parking lot and around the barn and arena. We are also waiting for the estimate on electricity and water. Rick and I have to start planning for finishing up the lounge and wash rack. We agreed that this was something we would do ourselves. We ordered lumber for the outer lounge wall from our builders to ensure that is would match the rest and they brought it in including a few instructions for proper installation, lol, so nice. I am really going to miss having them around, a great group of people who have done so much for us. They are hardworking, kind, considerate, and all-in-all, a pleasure.
The garden is doing well. Although it was put in several weeks late, it is catching up. I have to water constantly though as we've had little rain. Next year, I am going to have to add more peat moss, topsoil, and manure to the garden. And, I plan to build more raised beds. The ones we built this year have been really great. You can see it, sort of, in the barn photos.
Well, that is it for now. A crazy summer...super busy at work, tons of relatives visiting, building projects, etc. I cannot wait for it all to just slow done and I can go back to having some good old fashioned horse time again. :)