Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thanks Dad!

My father came to visit and went right to work on the sheep shed. Here is the before picture.

The sheep liked their shed, but they had to jump up into the front door.

Here is the shed after my father was finished working on it. Notice the lattice skirt that will prevent lambs from wandering underneath the shelter. A latch was added to hold the dutch doors open, both are open in this picture so you can see right out the back.

"Can I come in?"

"We really want to see what you are doing in there!"

Here is a barrel that my father brought and cut so we could safely store supplies inside.

He attached the pretty custom handles that I picked up for exactly this purpose, aren't they cute?

Before he went to work the inside was cold and empty. Notice how small little Gidget looks inside there.

The mineral trays were hanging by a thread, without changes it would be very hard in here come Spring when the lambs are to be born.

"Thanks Dad!" Look what he did. I now have three new birthing stalls and a reinforced hay loft.

Each stall has its own swinging gate and shiny new heavy duty latches to hold them open.

Notice the insulated waterproof siding that he put up all around the walls.

Once the loft was reinforced we took his truck and picked up 43 bales of hay to store up in the loft. We still have room for almost 100 more!

"When is he coming back to put in electricity and running water?"


  1. wow thats REALLY nice! I'm jealous!

  2. Wow, that is simply wonderful!!!!

    This farm girl ALWAYS loves new barns! LOL


  3. Wow, I think I'm in love with your dad.

  4. That's amazing! You've got to love dads! Mine has just finsihed creating a nursery for us - had to partition a new room!

    I'm new to your blog but I shall definately be adding you to my daily reads!!

  5. This is so very nice! Large and spacious! Pretty and red and white. Beautiful! If Dad has a spare moment and wants to come see MD...

  6. All, Thanks for the great comments. I told my mom that she needed to sit dad down and show him the comments.

    Dream, Thanks for stopping by. I will visit your site as well. Scotland, how cool is that!

  7. Wow! I want your dad to come visit our farm :) Really beautiful work. Your animals are going to be set for the winter.

  8. Very nice work -- so do the goats get a separate barn or do they share with the sheep?

  9. Shannon, Thanks for the nice remarks.

    CaH, The goats have their own smaller barn. The first link shows the work my dad did on the inside of the goat barn.

    This link shows the outside of the goat barn, it is about a third smaller than the sheep barn.