Tuesday, March 30

Barn Construction Update



Progress!  I love progress.  I'm hopeful that I can see some metal on this bad boy tomorrow.  Then I can begin customizing the interior for our needs.  We have a loose plan that involves some stalls, some hay storage, a feed room, and an area for milking.  Our long term plans include having hot and cold water (it will have cold water to start) so we can do our bottle mixing for the calves and our milking dishes in the barn.  Then maybe we can have our kitchen back for people food!

We've never built, or rather, had anything built on this scale before.  The construction business is a stressful one.  We've had several people comment that this barn is being built right, which is a good thing to hear.  The retired civil engineer from down the road commented that it is very well built, with 6x6 posts set at the right distance and more trusses than the typical pole barn package.  He said he's seen many packages erected to find out they don't meet code.  We happen to live in a county that has no building codes but he said this one meets or exceeds all the codes he knows of.





7 comments:

polly's path said...

it's lookin' great!

Melodie said...

Well, I just found you and since I read your last post too I am leaving a comment! I live in SE Texas and we are trying to homestead and that includes raising goats! Oh, and nice barn!

Duane Keys said...

Thanks Polly. It was too windy to put metal on today and it looks that way for a couple days... :(

Melodie, thanks for visiting and announcing yourself. It's always nice to hear from like minded people.

Teresa said...

You mean kitchens are for people, not animals? That will be really nice to have completed.

Duane Keys said...

Teresa, thanks for stopping by. Our kitchen is full of goat milking and bottle calf feeding dishes. There's barely room to make coffee!

Jerry said...

Barn envy!

Duane Keys said...

Jerry, it's coming along. They ran out of metal and had to order more, it won't be in until Thursday. :(