Progress on Horse Barn

Pictures from top to bottom:

First picture is of all four stalls looking down the hallway from the end stall which will be an open area.

Second picture is showing one of the stalls and the front wall.

Third picture is showing the barn roof from the roof of the art cottage next to the barn. The red roof area is where the hay is stored in the horse barn.

The fourth picture shows where the corner of the barn roof ran into the art cottage roof so I modified the corner of the barn roof to fit over the art cottage roof.

So far the barn is made of eight small sections. Once the overhang area is completed there will be 12 small sections each under 200 ft.²

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Barn roof on!

As you can see our opaque white roof is on now. I used Suntuf opal white roofing panels which I made of poly carbonate, which allows light to come through but not as intensely as a clear roof would. It’s a beautiful soft white glow inside.

Next we will put in the stall walls and doors and then the overhang that will extend out beyond the stalls.

I’m so glad to get the roof done. On the bright side, I burned a lot of calories up there the last few weeks.

Baby Goat Challenge!

We have three baby goats and they love to climb on things.  I created a mound of dirt in the back of our yard, but they prefer the seat of the riding lawn mower, our laps, and this roller wheel.  I think they love the challenge of balancing on the roller because it is smooth and slippery to their little hooves.

This first goat is a little billy named Draco something, from a movie about kings and thrones.  I can never remember his name . . . my sister named him, I don’t watch it.  The little girl who comes up later is black and brown and called “Mary Poppins” because she is practically perfect in every way!  Sister named her too, but I remember because I did watch that, many times!  The third little goat, brown and white, is Draco’s big brother.  Can’t remember his name 😦

Any way, so cute watching these little goats play!!  What a joy in our lives!  Almost as fun as watching kittens, lol!

My brand spanking new yellow scaffold!

A girl and her tools! Ha ha.

The scaffold is helping me feel much safer as I work up on the roof. I can stand slightly above my work and it’s easier on my arms, wrists, hands, and shoulders.

And it’s yellow!

This scaffold cost $199 at Lowe’s home improvement center. The same amount I would have paid to rent the same scaffold from Home Depot for one week.

Patterns in nature

The fill sand we got for using on the base of the horse corral along with the gravel, was dumped in a pile in our backyard. Something caused it to slump in this interesting upside down “V” pattern. I couldn’t have created this as well if I had tried.

I had to get a photo.

Reminds me of when we were traveling through Utah, in the hills, and we passed by what once was a molten rock flow. The rock had become solid in what looked like a pouring cake batter pattern of folds and wrinkles. It was amazing to see rock looking like that. If I ever find the photos of that rock formation I will post them.

Phase 2 – The Stalls

The three sections on the left will be stalls with a walk-through area between the stalls and the hey Barnes. The section on the far right we will be a place for tacking up or other barn activities.

Each section is individual and less than 200 ft.². After these I will be building four overhang sections for outdoor shade and cover in front of these four sections.