Best. Birthday. Gift. Ever.
Over the weekend Saint Tim cleaned out the first bent of the barn (also known as and easily recognized as "the trash area"). He moved my wool shelves down from the middle of the barn (aka "the dungeon"), added a set of shelves to the side, leveled the floor, put down rubber mats, installed two shop lights and moved my skirting table in from the previous locations of the barn aisle, driveway, utility trailer, wool house yard...
And now I have a permanent skirting area, out of the way, with plenty of light, no wind or rain, cushy rubber mats, supplies always at hand and everything easily accessed and not "out of sight, out of mind".
Monday and Tuesday Miss B and Miss L came over and helped design and build a set of shelves (that are way bigger than they look in these pictures) to hold all the freshly shorn fleeces next spring.
I'll be able to pull out a fleece, toss it on the table, skirt it, discard the trash, roll it up, grab a bag and label from the shelf and move it to the back wall.
Yes, I realize I have a lot of work to do before next spring ;-).
The barn swallow nest remains (along with Tim's best magnet tool that they used to incorporate into their home construction ;-) and as long as I get the top shelf of fleeces skirted pretty quickly (which I'll now be able to!), they'll still have a clear flight path in and out.
I just love this.
I really love this :-).