Making our new shed from an old barn

Our trusty little metal shed has been filled to the bursting this year with fertilizer, tools, wheelbarrows, seeds, and miscellaneous garden supplies. We need more storage room, and an indoor place for volunteers to gather out of the cold and rain.

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From Mildred and Al Anderson’s fallen down chicken barn built of old growth fir in 1936, Keith Fallows cut out the walls and end pieces for our “new” 10 ft x 12 ft garden shed. We pressure washed it, and Bayview High School students helped move it to it’s staging place.

Peter Bennett donated a platform, already constructed, which we moved to the garden, and then built the floor.

We put the walls up 1-2-3-4!

Youth from the Alternatives-to-Detention work crew of Island County Juvenile Court carefully salvaged the rough cut 2 x 6 rafters from the barn, and pulled out all the nails.

The rafters were put in place.

And we’re ready for the roof!