Along with pictures of Miss Lillian I thought I'd show the progress on her barn. Or as My bride Sharon say's. The Queens Chambers. Viola!
3 stall ( 12X12) open sided to the East 1 section is for hay and straw storage. We NEVER get rain or wind from SSE so open sided works just fine.
I built up the hay deck on 6 inch palleting so the cat can patrol, and he does... it's mouseproof. The deck is 1" ply I got for a steal.
Middle section is Her majesties Chambers. 9x12.
This third section is the future milking stanchion and room for the pump. On the back wall will be a workbench and cupboards. I'm building those in the woodshop and will install as a unit.
water is in and working. I'm waiting for the electrician to make the final connections to the panel ( in the box on the ground at bottom left).
This is the walkway across the back of the barn allowing access to each section individually. not yet shown are light fixtures... there will be serious lights for calving, vet calls and milking on gloomy days. Not shown well is a 40x36' catch pen in the front of the barn allowing me to segregate as needed. I'm ultimately planning on 2 milkers and one freezer beef ( per year).
Hope you like... I sure do.
added: not to insult anyone's intelligence.... tools, ladders, etc indicate a project in progress. Ribbon cutting and move in date early next week.
second addition: was asked why the gates are mounted thus. At any time I can have any two of the bays closed. They are both mounted to swing either way. I can capture Missy in her chambers if the need were to arise.
Last Edit: Jul 1, 2011 18:49:23 GMT -5 by barnydhppy
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