Stone Masonry Work in the Barn

wall after power-washing
For the past week, Jeff continued to pressure wash all the old mortar and white-wash off the stone work in the bottom of the barn.  He dresses in his hunting rain poncho with goggles, to avoid getting completely soaked by the mud that flings off the walls.  The barn is now probably two thirds washed, and this weekend we experimented with “pointing” the stones.  Luckily YouTube has a lot of very useful videos to help novices as us.  We used something like a pastry bag – only for mortar, which got pretty heavy pretty quickly.  We also had a large assortment of differently shaped trowels.  The pointing process will be very, very slow – but definitely worth it…and there is a long winter coming up to give us time to improve our skills.

wall before power-washing