Friday, September 16, 2011

take a tour of the new sheep shed

Construction is done on the new 15x7' long sheep shed. A four-sided structure with an open door ready for me to stain it and welcome the elements. It is made of hand-milled pine from Common Sense Farm, down the road. These trees were standing in the forest last winter, and now they are making another kind of shelter for animals. Video shows all sides and inside of the shed, which should serve this farm well. Such a good feeling having this on the hill and the wood stove in the barn. My last goal is (besides finishing paying off those two items) to get the roof repaired in time for snow.

Mother Earth News Fair in under a week!

12 Comments:

Blogger jenomnibus said...

That shed looks really great, really sturdy! Nicely done. I'm wondering, though, why is there space between the walls and the floor? Is that for ventilation and easy mucking out?

September 16, 2011 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

it's because the ground isn't level, some parts are higher up than others, but it is all off the ground. i am glad though, adds extra air space and soon it'll be so deeply bedded it won't matter anyway and make spring cleaning easier!

September 16, 2011 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger Goat Song said...

Awesome! :D

September 16, 2011 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Flartus said...

I bet that herd will be able to warm the space up pretty efficiently this winter. Glad to see Sal healthy again. It's fun to hear the sheep baa'ing too. :)

September 16, 2011 at 6:52 PM  
OpenID pawsfurme said...

It looks amazing. What is the shed sitting on? Cement blocks?

September 16, 2011 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger onesilentwinter said...

do you know if they would come to bennington and build.

September 16, 2011 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

sure, probably. call the farm, they are online or in the phone book. ask for Jeremiah!

September 16, 2011 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

That shed is so sturdy looking! I love the alternating boards.

September 16, 2011 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Kyler and Sylvia said...

Looks great Jenna! and wow, what a flock of sheep you've got!

September 16, 2011 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Glyndalyn said...

The shed looks good. Looking forward to seeing how things are this winter.

September 16, 2011 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger redbird said...

Nice. Like the shingled thing with the boards-smart-will probably borrow that in the future.

September 17, 2011 at 12:39 AM  
Blogger daisy said...

Looks faboo! The sheep look like they can't wait to take up residence!

September 17, 2011 at 5:13 AM  

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