First the Barn, then the Indoor Arena, & Fencing as Weather Permitted

      This property was ideal for building a personal equestrian center--in addition to open fields, small hills and wooded areas, there was a lovely house, a small barn to use for materials & equipment storage, and no fencing to work around.
       Once purchased, we broke ground and began building my dream barn--no small undertaking and requiring an unrelentling 6 months of our lives, during a very cold  and snowy central Pennsylvania winter.
       Lynn Reed [on the left in the photo to the right] of Allensville Planing Mill in Allensville, PA met with Thomas [on the right] and myself [in the left photo] many times to discuss our requirements and options and then created a structurally sound design and put together our materials package, along with a delivery schedule that always depended on the weather. Labor crews came from B & K Builders
, owned by Amos and Ben Blank--it was a sight to behold seeing more than 12 men working together to set those 84 foot trusses for the indoor arena!

Gail burning scrap wood in subzero weather
The property as purchased

Lynn  & Thomas
 Barn Construction
       Indoor Arena Construction
             Interior Construction

Finally the weathervane!

Barn & Indoor Photos
House & Garden Photos
Construction Photos
Pasture Photos
Our Horses

Created by Gail L. Aumiller on January 18, 2004 and last updated on August 8, 2004.