Raising the roof!
Today my hubby and his brother took the grass roof off of our old barn. At the base of the roof there were enormous slates led against the roofing timbers and when they came to do the second side, they discovered if they removed the slates the rest of the grass was then fairly easily dislodged by pushing a ladder through from the inside! There were some entertaining moments when, sat outside, all we could see was two ladders coming randomly through the roof, or, even funnier, a great lump of roof would move, then flop back down again, looking like the barn had come alive and had a giant grassy mouth it was opening and closing!!
The first half all removed:
Second side with the grass still on:
The highly technical push-a-ladder-through-the-roof technique!