Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hillbilly Sheep Shed

The snowstorm Tuesday was brutal, thank goodness a lot of the snow has melted in the last two days. The electric fence looks so funny buried in the snow. It wasn't funny to see the rams tent crushed under the weight of the slushy snow, so we had to come up with a different shelter before the next snow storm - quick.

We looked around and decided that the dog panels surrounding the garden were available for winter use so off to the ram's pasture they went.

I took out a 30 x 20 foot tarp and attached it to the panels with zip ties. The roof is made of 2 extra waterproof sheets of plywood and some tin roofing left over from the demolition of the old Blue Barn

We left the pop-up tent inside the shelter but placed it on an old plastic shed platform that we stored firewood on. The boys new winter home should protect them from rain, wind, and snow. Its not pretty, but it should get them through the winter. A bonus is that we can actually close them up inside if we need to.


  1. Hillbilly solutions are the BEST!
    You done good, girl. lol

  2. Hey, that is much, MUCH more than some of our locals do... I think it looks like it should be rather snug, actually...


  3. Inexpensive is best, and they would be snug if they would stay in it!

  4. What a great idea!! I've been playing around with ideas for winter shelters....this looks like it would work really well!

  5. Stace, Thanks for stopping by. I think it will work, but the boys seem to be afraid to go in at times due to the flapping tarp sound.