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Sheep Barn!

Discussion in 'Goats and Sheep' started by baymule, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Mar 12, 2018
    baymule

    baymule Sustainability Master

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    When we bought our first 4 Sheep, all I had was a fenced pasture of about an acre, and most of that was briars. They bedded down up by the road and I worried about coyotes. So I built a small lot, temporary. We all know what “temporary” means..... That lot still stands.

    They had no shelter. So I built a 2x4 frame and used OSB plywood. Two sheets for the roof and a back and one side. The other side was the portable building. I covered it in tar paper. Only temporary. There’s that “temporary” thing again.

    I planned out coming off the roof of the portable building with a lean to. 24’ long and 20’ wide. I got started on it. Then DH decided to help. He drove me nuts. We bickered and argued, I could either knock him in the head and tell God he died, or quit. I quit.

    The pitiful few 2x4 rafters we put up got weathered. Some curved and wrenched themselves loose and they fell down. On closer inspection, he missed the 2x4 with the screws, they were held up by the hanging bracket. I sure was glad I quit and didn’t try to finish out the whole thing with his “help”

    I suggested getting a neighbor that built our barn, to build the Sheep barn. DH agreed. Neighbor agreed. Then it rained every weekend for it seemed like forever. Finally we got a nice weekend. Neighbor and his little boy came over yesterday, DH and I helped Neighbor. DH never questioned Neighbor. We got the first half done. Rafters, decking and tar paper. See my pitiful shelter I built for them? It worked, but I will be happy to wreck it out and carry to the burn pile.

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    Today Neighbor came back with his 10 year old boy. We, mostly Neighbor, got the second half done. I’ll be ordering metal R panels roofing tomorrow!

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    Once the roof is finished, I can plan out how to finish the outside walls. Next weekend, if it ain’t raining and the creek don’t rise, we’ll put up the metal roof. Unless it’s not ready until next week...
     
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  2. Mar 12, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

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    Great progress! I understand about working with husbands.... Sometimes things work (when he listens to me)...sometimes things don't (when he thinks he knows what he's doing) LOL! :lol:
     
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    baymule

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    My dear, sweet husband fixes things with duct tape. Need I say more? :lol:
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    And that is why we paid $150 today for a plumber to come and fix the pipe that DH DIDN'T break! :hu

    I guess that pipe just broke all by it's widdle ol' self...:somad (while he was under the vanity trying - I repeat - TRYING to replace a faucet.... sigh.
     
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    Chic Rustler

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    it's coming along nicely
     
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    sumi

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    That is really neat, @baymule! Can't wait to see it finished. Hopefully the weather will cooperate this weekend.
     
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    sumi

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    FEM, sounds like you're getting haunted by the same "It wasn't ME!!" ghost I have around here… Mine doesn't just break the odd thing, it also makes things disappear.
     
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  8. Mar 13, 2018
    baymule

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    Today I went to Tyler, ordered the metal for the roof and paid for it. I can pick it up Friday afternoon. Metal for the sides will come later, after I figure out what I'm going to do--and PAY OFF THE CREDIT CARD! :lol::lol: I also ordered metal for the roof of the future dog room for Paris.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Paris is gonna be styling!!
     
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    baymule

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    She sure deserves it. I've got to get her to give up the backyard, the collapsed dog cave and the crater hole she dug under it. Weird dog!
     
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