Hardy volunteers from the Friends of Highland Recreation Area worked together between rain showers and thunderstorms to clean old wounds from the barn and install the new walls. It was a momentus day as the workers performed the first new construction on the barn since the violent storm in June 2008 tore at the historic structure.Read More
The Blog of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area
The trees almost make this look like a fall photo, but what you see is actually the evening "golden hour" sun on the new spring leaves.
The DNR rangers were plowing this Saturday... check out these great shots of the plow and the truck roaring by!
Eva and I drive into the Highland Recreation Area fairly often because we live nearby and love the outdoors. March 1st several folks were getting outside to go skiing and hiking even at 8:30 in the morning. Interest and use of the area seems high/good to me.
The 2nd floor boards are rotted most severely under each of the old skylights that have leaked in the roof overhead.
We worked to demo the old floor safely on scaffolding from below.
Above: What a view looking up through the 2nd floor supports!
The debris pile... we need another dumpster soon!
On January 13, 2008 we had a great group of volunteers come out to the Highland Recreation Area and work on the Edsel Ford Haven Hill barn. More large tarps were put on the roof to stop water and snow damage, and lots of interior cleanup was accomplished as well. It was my 1st time inside of the barn.
Believe it or not, the photo above is a picture of the SECOND FLOOR... the barn is huge! Click on the image to see a larger photo.
All of the volunteers had a great time and the weather cooperated (snow and rain were in the forecast but none fell). Keep in touch... a more extensive post will be coming soon...