We completed a HUGE clean up project this weekend!! That 20 cubic yard dumpster I talked about -- it is FULL - and not a single stick of what's in there could have been used, reused, recycled, or salvaged any further than it was... we combed over every stitch of what we put in there any salvageable lumber bits of anything metal, aluminum you name it... it all got sorted, saved, piled, and gone over ...... whew!!
The biggest part of the project was getting rid of the last of the dairy panels. If you've ever visited our farm you have seen them - either in a pile or in the form of a make shift shed - they are there 6" - 7" deep and on average 3 x 8 foot - they are filled with foam insulation and wood and covered with sheets of galvanized steel that is formed and stapled all along each edge -- they are heavy (about 120lbs each) cumbersom and all needed to be torn apart and the steel salvaged with each and every staple removed... it was not a small task... these panels were 'kindly' left here by the previous owners and we've been slowly but surely getting rid of them and salvaging the steel over the last 6 years ... (the galvanized has proven useful as all of our animals houses are made of the up-cycled dairy panel 'skins')
Brian, recognizing that his wife also has need for order came up with the idea to use some of the lumber we salvaged to make into a 'screen'... what a gem he is... ; ) I'd say every one is happy!!
I even got up to the barn and garden did some major clean up there too - put away things sorted hoses... hell I even oiled the handels of our tools... I dont' think we've been this productive in a weekend in quite a while.. must be the new year!! here's to 2013 and all the promise she holds.. my she pay back hard work with reward!!