Sunday, January 22, 2012

Barn Set Up

I had a request for more info about my barn set up, so thought I'd post some more detailed photos.  This is the front (west side) of the barn.  The smaller door by the tank goes to the lean to.

This is the south side of the barn - the lean to and the "dry" lots.  Right now we have two lots.  The third bay where the trailer is could be an additional dry lot if needed.
This is a dry lot for the bucks.

This is a dry lot for the does (and pony) it wraps around the back of the barn.
The side of our property - The plowed ground will be planted for pasture.  Our property goes to just the other side of the  bridge at the road.  We have 8 acres.

The back of our property to the fence line.  There are two ditches running through our property, so we are thinking plant pasture on the close side of the ditch and trees on the far side.
This is the door that leads to the lean to.  There is a concrete slab there.  The goats don't like walking on it, but they are getting used to it.  I have my feed storage there right now, but not the long term plan.  Hubby needs to take his tools to his shop. :)

This is the aisle in the the lean to.  The fencing is all heavy duty wood for cows.  We tacked hog panels down low so the goats can't get out.  I open a gate for the bucks to go into their pen.  The frost free water pump is also in the aisle.

Buck pen from the inside of the lean to.  If we decide we need to house animals outside all winter, we could create walls where those horizontal boards are.

At the end of the aisle is a door to the back of the barn.  I run the does down the aisle and into the dry lot.
The goat stalls are constructed on the south and east sides of the barn.

We made the stalls out of horse round pen panels we had and added hog panels with zipper ties.

Merrylegs saying "hi"!

Kids' bunnies - Romeo and Roxy.
There is a second concrete pad with shop cabinets.  I would like to enclose this for a feed room.  Hubby has another building for his shop.  Right now we are renting space in the barn for extra income, so I'm only using about 1/2 - 2/3 of it.
The back of the barn also has a huge door.  We store hay and straw on pallets in this corner.

I don't know what this was, but now it is a compost pile.

I pull my muck buckets here and dump them (high not wide).
We have some other out buildings too.  This is going to be the future chicken house.  Right now it's storing my range shelters from Texas (don't they look so tiny!)

I already posted a photo of my old fashioned milk house.  The problem is that it isn't very close to the barn or the pens.  This building also has a concrete floor, so it might become the dairy?  At the head of this line of buildings is hubby's shop.

1 comment:

Connie Mercer said...

can't wait to see it in RL~perfect set up for you!!!!