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Offline scooby

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New Hay Barn
« on: January 28, 2020, 06:18:19 PM »
I have my new system up and going and updated my Flickr account so I will once again post pics to the forum. Anyway, I decided to fence off some of my property and move my stock home so I could spend more time with them. I also had to build a hay barn. Both the fence and barn project has taken some time. I started on the project in June. The corner posts and H braces took a long time as I had to dig through solid basalt and clay by hand with a rock bar. I got started on the barn in September and had it ready for hay by the end of November. I still have some more work on the barn and will continue the work throughout the winter and spring. I have to build one more loft, add a lean-to, and build a sliding door for the front. I also made the decision to sell ol Gunner in September. He had a couple of quirks that prevented him from being a dependable lead mule. It was hard to sell him cuz he sure was easy to ride and sure footed. I ended up buying a young Blue Roan horse so I am starting all over again. Here are a few pics of the barn and one of the Roan and my Gracie mule.

DSCN2574 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

This is the back side view. The opening is a 12 x 12 foot stall.
DSCN2578 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

A front view. I had to clear some timber out of the way and then put in a gravel drive from my lower property up to the barn
DSCN2576 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

I finished the exterior sides and stall with rough cut pine in the old board and baton style. I will apply an oil finish to the wood this summer.
DSCN2579 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

And here is a look at Gracie mule and the new roan. She was dubbed with the name Lizzy.
DSCN2582 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr



« Last Edit: January 28, 2020, 06:59:53 PM by scooby »

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Re: New Hay Barn
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2020, 06:50:01 PM »
A damn fine job Steve. I can see why you've been scarce around here. Sorry to hear about Gunner, but sometimes an animal has issues that can't be dealt with.
Glad to hear your new computer is up and running and that your Flickr is up to date.
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Re: New Hay Barn
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2020, 07:28:05 PM »
Nice work on the barn & fence Scooby.    It's always better to keep your animals close by.

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Re: New Hay Barn
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2020, 08:27:11 PM »
I'm very happy you got your computer up and running. I have missed your awesome posts and pictures.

The barn and fencing look great. And I bet it's a relief to have your animals on the property with you.
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Re: New Hay Barn
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2020, 09:07:54 PM »
That top photo, thatís art, man.  Youíve captured something.  I donít even have the words.  Nice barn, too.
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Re: New Hay Barn
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2020, 05:05:44 PM »
Nice work. Good to see you back here.

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Re: New Hay Barn
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2020, 08:36:03 PM »
That'll keep it dry Scooby! Great job!
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