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Sheep Barn!

Discussion in 'Fencing, Housing, Manure Management' started by Baymule, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Mar 11, 2018
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    When we bought our first 4 Sheep, all I had was a fenced pasture of about an acre, and most of that was briars. They bedded down up by the road and I worried about coyotes. So I built a small lot, temporary. We all know what “temporary” means..... That lot still stands.

    They had no shelter. So I built a 2x4 frame and used OSB plywood. Two sheets for the roof and a back and one side. The other side was the portable building. I covered it in tar paper. Only temporary. There’s that “temporary” thing again.

    I planned out coming off the roof of the portable building with a lean to. 24’ long and 20’ wide. I got started on it. Then DH decided to help. He drove me nuts. We bickered and argued, I could either knock him in the head and tell God he died, or quit. I quit.

    The pitiful few 2x4 rafters we put up got weathered. Some curved and wrenched themselves loose and they fell down. On closer inspection, he missed the 2x4 with the screws, they were held up by the hanging bracket. I sure was glad I quit and didn’t try to finish out the whole thing with his “help”

    I suggested getting a neighbor that built our barn, to build the Sheep barn. DH agreed. Neighbor agreed. Then it rained every weekend for it seemed like forever. Finally we got a nice weekend. Neighbor and his little boy came over yesterday, DH and I helped Neighbor. DH never questioned Neighbor. We got the first half done. Rafters, decking and tar paper. See my pitiful shelter I built for them? It worked, but I will be happy to wreck it out and carry to the burn pile.

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    Today Neighbor came back with his 10 year old boy. We, mostly Neighbor, got the second half done. I’ll be ordering metal R panels roofing tomorrow!

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    Once the roof is finished, I can plan out how to finish the outside walls. Next weekend, if it ain’t raining and the creek don’t rise, we’ll put up the metal roof. Unless it’s not ready until next week...
     
  2. Mar 11, 2018
    CntryBoy777

    CntryBoy777 Herd Master

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    Really looks Good!! Bay, I have some of the "temporary" stuff here too....so, I'm a bit behind ya, but standing in the same water. I know it will be much nicer for you and them. I may end up doing something on a smaller scale over at the goat house.....that's why I'm interested in your thread....Love your ideas....:)
     
  3. Mar 11, 2018
    Baymule

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    That little 8x8 temporary shelter has done it's job. But now my flock is growing and they don't all fit in it. When I sell the lambs, it will make more room, but it's time to build them a real barn. I am so excited to get this done!
     
  4. Mar 12, 2018
    Pastor Dave

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    Nah, it just needs built onto and extended some more.
     
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  5. Mar 12, 2018
    mystang89

    mystang89 Loving the herd life

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    That's awesome bay! I'm glad the DH could convince you to get the neighbor to help by "forgetting"to put that screw in that 2x4. We always try to think of our wives!:love
     
  6. Mar 12, 2018
    Jennifer Hinkle

    Jennifer Hinkle Loving the herd life

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    Looks good to me!!
     
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  7. Mar 12, 2018
    Baymule

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    Today I went to Tyler, ordered the metal for the roof and paid for it. I can pick it up Friday afternoon. Metal for the sides will come later, after I figure out what I'm going to do--and PAY OFF THE CREDIT CARD! :lol::lol: I also ordered metal for the roof of the future dog room for Paris.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2018
    Pastor Dave

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    You bought NEW material?! :duc
     
  9. Mar 13, 2018
    Baymule

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    Yep, I want it to match the tin roof on the portable building. I may be a scrounger, but I do want the finished product to look nice. On our big barn, we bought all new tin for it too. $$$$$$
     
  10. Mar 17, 2018
    Baymule

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    Today we got the tin put on. Neighbor came back with his boy and a friend. DH and I helped with putting the tin on the roof and did a lot of clean up. The boy pitched in and worked hard. He helped us clean up and did things we didn't even ask him to do. DH gave him $6 for working. When they were done and leaving, DH asked the boy if he still had the money and he said yes. DH told him he didn't work that much and wanted the money back. The boy's face fell, but he handed back the money. DH said he wasn't worth that much. The boy said Yes Sir. Neighbor was grinning..... DH pulled a $20 bill out and told the boy he was worth THAT much and gave it to him.

    Tonight it is raining and the sheep have plenty of room to take shelter from the rain.