A lingering fall allowed us to get many projects accomplished. By us, I chiefly mean Pat who was able to spend long, warm days outside. After a metal roof replaced the leaky one and insulation was sprayed in the loft, Pat painted a new coat of green on the barn. This was the final step in securing the barn for many more seasons ahead. It was fortunate to use David's sturdy ladders--still stained with drops of mustard paint.
The newly emptied loft became my studio just in time for a mural project that required lots of elbow room.
We rearranged the bottom of the barn to make room for for our bunnies and ducks for the winter ahead.
It felt good to get the barn prepared for the cold that was coming quickly (and which we are presently experiencing). The trees were sending us messages of its deliverance through each dropped leaf.
Anna Lentz, artist and writer, blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.