Eighteen people hammer in 150 battens in 8 hours
Sixteen of our friends and family members drove from near and far to help Josh and me finish the barn that houses the “Edward D. Rowan” on Saturday. The sound of hammers cracking against fresh red pine echoed across the Adirondack foothills as they raised the battens that seal the cracks between the barn board siding. The 52 x 36-foot building was impressive before their labor, but now it’s in a whole other class of beauty, at least in my opinion as a recent Barn Aficionado inductee (j.k., as Josh would say). Thank you so much to everyone who has helped us so far, to those who continue to lend a hand or even a word of encouragement. Many of the folks we saw on Saturday helped sink the foundation poles two years ago, or even helped Josh sail the boat up the Hudson so it could get here. We look forward to seeing you and many others when the champagne shatters across her bow.