Hardwick Post and Beam arrived this week and got right to work. All the oak framing was pre-cut in their mill in Hardwick MA and it should go together like a puzzle from here. With the use of the Tashmoo Crane they lift it all into place and pound the pegs into place to lock it up.
The lumber arrives at our farm!
These are the ‘Bents’ the roof trusses all in order to go up.
The first frame went up Tuesday morning March 23rd.
Notice the scarph joint on the right, they then pound a square peg in to the notch in the center of the joint and it drives them tighter together, should be as tight as a single piece of lumber by the end.
The view from Meshacket Road
As the rainy, snowy, and windy weather moved in the team called it a week and will return Tuesday to finish up. We then will start to nail up the barn boards. It finally feels like the barn we have been building for the last 3 months! Woo hoo! Stay tuned for more updates on the progress at Morning Glory Farm.