This is a stop-gap measure to tide us over (hopefully) until we can get a real, overhead type door in place. The plastic makes a huge difference in the overall temperature in the barn. Cross your fingers that the wind doesn't shred it too quickly!
Yesterday, Kid 1 and I also moved the construction stuff from under the overhang and adjusted the fence so that the horses could take shelter. I think they like it.
I took out the whole window, removed all the glass, cleaned it (with a little help from my mom who was visiting at the time), sanded it and took it in to the local window shop to have them glaze the glass into place. I repainted the whole thing with 3 coats of paint this past week.
Stable Boy (prompted in part by Kid 3's consistent nagging--she's been worried about her chickens with the cold weather, but in my defense, I did hang plastic over the window hole) went out this morning and hung the window.
If fixing the window every few years wasn't such a pain, I'd almost hope that the glass company's glazing job falls apart, too. Then I could feel better about failing Glazing 101.