Here's the second bent, assembled and ready to go up.
There were lots of spectators.
By this time, the number of workers had diminished significantly. So, they used a bobcat plus manpower to get the 2nd bent halfway up. At that point, the bobcat wouldn't go up any further, so the guys braced it and stopped to evaluate the situation.
They decided to just go on and push it the rest of the way. Being the rugged and mighty guys that they were, they gave it a shove, and it went right up.
Okay, so that's not how it really went. ;)
It was getting rather dangerous, and Granddaddy insisted that they call a crane.
Even with the crane, there was still a lot of work to do. In fact, I don't think they could've finished it all in one day without the crane to speed things up some.
The 3rd and final bent.
Sunset.It was dark by the time they were done, so I don't have a picture of the final result yet, but I'll try to get one soon.
Stay tuned for the final timber-framing post.