We have recently completed a multi-stage barn project, which included the addition of a loafing shed to the side of the barn, repairing some of the wood that had deteriorated, and painting the entire structure.
Above is a picture of the barn after the work was completed. You can see the new loafing shed on the left side of the barn.
This is the old loafing shed. While not readily apparent inthis photo, the old structure is in a very poor state, beyond any reasonable repair. It will come down in the future, salvaging any useful components in the process.
Here is a view of the old loafing shed, as seen from inside the equipment barn. You might be able to discern the wall about to tumble down – that it hasn’t fallen yet baffles me.
Here is a view of the new 16 foot X 40 foot loafing shed that we added to the side of the equipment barn.
We designed the loafing shed in such a way as to allow hay to be easily tossed over the wall into hay bunkers in the paddock area.
Of course, this is an equipment barn, so here you see the tractor stored inside. You might notice the bush hog is new (what the heck is a bush hog?). Our old one finally bit the dust, having been repaired and rewelded numerous time due to those dang rocks!
Inside the equipment barn we have an enclosure to house some of our guineas (see “How Could You Not Love a Face Like This?”).
In looking at our shop/tack room, you might notice that we have endeavored to color coordinate the various structures in our barnyard area. This is the shop side of the cinder block building. For more on the shop/tack room, see “A Project Long Delayed“.
This is the tack room side of the same building. Notice the newly renovated equipment barn in the background on the right side of the picture.
The color coordinated theme includes this small hen house as well. The other hen house will soon follow suit – it is on our list of projects to be completed in the near future. For more on the hen houses, see “Welcome to Our Hen Houses“.
Finally, what barnyard is complete without an owl to keep a keen eye on things?