We will be putting a new roof on the barn in the summer of 2020.
We were lucky enough to receive a grant from WA-DAHP, the Washington State Heritage Barn program, through the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation.
The grant application process was tough, but years of museum work paid off, and we wrote a good one.
The new roof will be corrugated galvanized sheeting, different from the original cedar shakes, but authentic to 1911 construction and preferable for fire safety and longevity.
We will update s as the project moves forward.
We got 16 new Barred Rock chicks!
Hopefully they are all hens, but only time will tell.