Once the tar paper covering came off, we could see the extent of the weather damage. We really needed some serious durability on the exterior walls. Local materials include bluestone and hemlock, and we have both in abundance.
After excavating the old foundation, forms were built and the concrete poured.
Now we are ready for some stone walls!
Now the bottom part of the barn will last for another 150 years. Next up - searching our farm for the right hemlock trees to replace some of the beams inside the barn.