First you have to mount the barn before you can enjoy the ride.
I realize I have not been posting much on the blog lately but I have been busy gathering fodder for the cannons.
Here is a great series of shots from a barn we took down that may be shown on the History Channel in the May episodes this spring. This Barn was in Shiner Texas and will be partially video and still shot for your learning pleasure, but not completely.
I love taking barns down because they go so fast, generally. My team of three took the rest after our first day there, and they finished taking it to the ground in two days and then pulling all the nails and packing it on the trailers in two more days so in total, a week with an average of 4 workers on the job, but for 12 hours a day on four days for three of the men.
In the first day though, we did have an exceptional helper whom I will show on different shots for she is a very capable woman helping us on many tasks including removing the roof.
Oh yes, still nice and sturdy so it won’t wiggle too much in the wind….
Does it look high to you from up there?
Well then up we go…
Anybody interested in taming this one and having all the fun? … Guys? Gals?
Seems just a bit steep for just walking on doesn’t it?
Ya Howdiy, she is not so bad, a little hard to mount but…
I can get this guy under control here,lll just watch.
Ye ha,,, ride em Cowboy, this is the Texas size ridge back to get on top of and peel his sharp and nail laden ridge back to throw it to the ground as you go, with nothing but a good pair a jeans and luck to keep you from cutting your crotch to ribbons.
From a distance it doesn’t look so big does it?
Just when you get it under control…
They normally don’t buck too much when being torn apart… but the wind and spirit vary with every tear down.
Giddy ap go
Good boy now, settle down and rest a bit.
What a view, and how many ways can you sit on top of this ridge before you wear out the backs of your legs, butt if you got one, and finally crouched after the ridge was off and only the sharp edges of the top of the corrugated roof were there to greet one upon resting …..
Here is a view from the bottom of the roof line looking up the edge
Oh yea, got to get back to the ladder ….
or go down without a rope to the ladder,,,,,,,, nope
Hop, Hop, Hop like a rabbit or a frog, down the ridge without cutting off the best part of my pants and more.
This process took about an hour and a half perhaps.
Mackey doesn’t think it looks that bad….
Time to climb down and take a break, or at least get a drink of water.
One small step for mankind and one giant ridgeback taken to task by a ridge riding cowboy.
Out near the edge and at the end of the roof,