As it turns out...it wasn't really the old fashioned type of barn raising where with the help of neighbors you have it up in a day. Now-a-days...you hire a builder!
Instead of a hundred friends and neighbors...machinery does the heavy lifting.
Everyday it was a treat to see the progress.
On the top is a cupola (coop-a-la)
The cement truck pulls up and fills the floor except for the horse stalls where you will have dirt and mats.
In one of my best ideas of 2011 we painted the top while it was under construction and on the ground. We will have a family painting party when we get a stretch of warmer weather.
Final picture to come soon! Very soon!