We are restoring an old barn on the farm. It is over a hundred years old so hopefully this repair will insure that it will stay standing for another hundred. Originally it would have accommodated livestock with grain storage in the loft. Now we only use it for storage. There is no access to the loft area except by ladder. The space would be wonderful for an art studio but presently it has poor natural light and no heat so it would require hugh renovation to make it feasible.
The swallows continued to nest regardless of the work going on around them
I painted all the doors and louver windows. It took me days!