Friday, December 07, 2007

Cow Shed East (another damn construction project)

Over Thanksgiving weekend I began construction on another cow shed. This one comes off of the east side of the barn. My brother Steve helped on the first day. We ended up getting all four or the posts set and the rafter plates set on top of them. I had dug the post holes during the summer when I had the machine here for digging the pond/pool. As you can see from the photo's this is going to be a pretty wonky looking shed. For the sake of economy I am using locust poles for the posts, rafter plates and rafters. Given that these trees don't grow perfectly straight the roof is going to have some undulation to it.

Anyway, the second weekend Saphouse Bill came and helped me set the first half of the rafters. I am hoping to get the rest of them up this weekend. Adding to the strangeness of this shed is the notion that I need to be able to access the dormer window in the photos. I put that window in a couple of years ago so that we could fill the barn all the way to the peak with hay. So this shed roof is going to end up with a 4'x10' removeable panel in the center of the roof so that I can get the elevator up to the dormer.

The overall size of the shed is going to be 18'x40'


Blogger casey said...

I am always impressed with the constant construction going on at your place.

On another note, I was wondering if you could offer an opinion on the role of your local veterinarian in the care of the livestock that you raise. There is more information in my most recent post, and I would really appreciate it if you would stop on by and give it a read-through.

12/16/2007 09:38:00 AM  
Blogger Walter Jeffries said...

Gotta love how buildings grow... :) Easy and natural!

12/18/2007 06:04:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin and Beth said...

I'd love to see more pictures when you get more done. I think I have my husband talked into a building a shed onto our barn. I love how you used the timbers. I want one just like that! We loved your pond too.

1/11/2008 05:09:00 PM  

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