Finally some progress on my shed!
I knew the puppy would keep me from getting things done, and I was right. (Well, the puppy and my new chicken hatching addiction... I've been getting those things done.)
But my husband decided he would like to use the long weekend to start working on the siding. So here is what we were able to accomplish the last two days:
Cut out the pop door so the siding could go around it:
Started with the front:
Then the west side, because that was where the shade was in the morning.
By this point we lost the shade. Oh well. I helped up to this point, and then my son took over and helped with the rest of the west wall. (While I mowed the dog run and cleaned up dog poop.)
Then I had another turn helping, and my husband said he only had about another half hour left in him. So we got more on the front and started one row on the east side.
That piece laying on the ground is the color our house used to be (it's blue). We are flipping the pieces around and using the bare side. We think we are going to run out of that siding after we finish the front wall of the shed, so the east side and the back may have to wear cedar siding that is purchased new. Hard to believe that from our whole house, which is two story, and the stack of wood we had, that there wasn't enough usable pieces. But I like the look of the aged wood, so I'm glad we have what we've got. I'll have to try to "age" the new wood I buy. I heard you can do that with vinegar, but I'm not sure how yet.
Coconut, the turkey, was on patrol all day long. I think he felt he needed to keep an eye on the intruders in his yard. But my husband was the hero of the day! I'm so thankful that he worked so hard on it. I now realize I would not have been able to do that by myself. It takes two people to hold the long pieces of wood.
I'm so SO grateful!!
Oh- and I meant to add a photo of Clara, too:
Edited by Finnie - 5/30/16 at 6:22pm