The sun was shining Wednesday morning and clear weather was in the forecast as the old tin roof was torn off the front of the farmhouse at Tayamentasachta, the Greencastle-Antrim School District's environmental center.
Frequent rain throughout the summer months delayed the roof replacement project, which was originally scheduled to be finished before the start of the 2018-19 school year.
"You'll have to talk to Mother Nature about that," director of environmental studies Kerri Barnes joked about the timeline.
"This is an exciting day," she said, adding work is now supposed to be done before the annual Apple Festival at Tayamentasachta from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
"The rain caused significant delays in the progress. We've been waiting for this day for quite some time," said Dr. Jolinda "JC" Wilson, the district's chief financial officer whose office is in the farmhouse.
Wilson said the roof on the farmhouse porch has already been replaced.
The work is being done by 3 Clovers Roofing and Construction of Mercersburg, owned by Erik Davis, a Greencastle-Antrim High School graduate.
The Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation's Farmhouse Renovation fund drive raised about $190,000 and 3 Clovers is donating the rest of the $225,000 project.