Hynes Barn, All-State Barn Tour
Submitted by Jolene Hynes: "This photo was taken by Don Barber (my significant other) and was selected for display at the Iowa State Fair. It did not place in its category but just selected for display is a high honor - in the Cultural Center at the Fair (It is on the top row of the display on the next to last display "table" and faces west.) The barn is in the background. Don took a "before" photo and I thought it was really unusual with the clouds as contrast. The window has been replaced and the boards are fixed and painted."
Photo below - "I'm finishing the first coat of paint on the whole barn. That's me high up in the SnorkeLift. I wear noise protection (from the SnorkeLift), goggles & air mask (for spray paint & dust), and complete coveralls with head sock. It gets hot but it's worth keeping safe from dust and paint. I'll be putting a second coat of paint on the barn and fixing the holes and later the foundation. It is a labor of love."
"But right now I am filling holes (knotholes that have fallen out, big wood splits, woodpecker holes, etc). The filler leaves a gray/white repair splotch and I will then cover the splotches and anything needing extra paint with red barn paint again. There is a door to replace too which we have already built and painted. It just needs to be hung."
"When that is done, I will trim the windows(7), the doors(6), the edges, and the mow doors(4) with white paint. It's coming along and I plan to be done this Fall. There is foundation work also and I need advice on how to handle that procedure properly. I want to do the foundation work by myself also (I hope) as opposed to hiring someone to do it."
Photos supplied by owner, Aug 2019
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