The Big Barn Sweep
With a little help from our down-the-road-neighbor, the barn’s hay loft got its first major sweep-out in recent history:
This is the first step towards cleaning up the barn in preparation for our in-the-barn wedding. Of course we don’t want to over-sanitize the place, it is a barn after all. So I’m sure it seemed funny to Pete when I said that after we get the floor all cleaned up, we should throw down some fresh straw the day before the aforementioned event. Sweep the straw up, throw more straw down. Not too contradictory I hope.
And to prevent any loss of guests on that day, we’ve patched a few holes in the barn floor. As the big-barn-sweep progresses through the upcoming months, I think it will be pretty exciting to see the space open up and breathe once again. With chinks of light slipping in through the walls and pouring in through the clerestory windows, it just feels like a natural place in which to be married if that’s your thing. And fortunately, that seems to be my thing.
In fact, I may just want to move in there after all is said and done, but I think Pete has other plans for it. Animal plans, horsey plans and…vaudeville stage acts? Yes, I’m marrying a theatrical farmer who belts out a Broadway song at the drop of a spoon. This will be an interesting life : )