Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sheep and Llama Shelter Day 1

This poor shelter is at an end.   It has served its purpose.  We bought this shelter about 3 years ago, used.  We didn't have it secured down well and it went airborne a couple of times.  Oh, I mean over the fence kind of airborne.   Needless to say it has seen better days.  We had to replace the tarp last fall so we could squeeze out one more winter.  It don't look pretty but it did keep the snow off of the sheep and Fuzzy. Having both money and time at the same time is a commodity. One we have to plan for.
Of course we can't do anything in the pasture without the approval of the "girls". They had to be chased away many times because they kept trying to put their two cents in.  Carlotta said, "are you sure that is going to be big enough"?  Emily wasn't sure that it was going to be tall enough for her friend Fuzzy the llama. Oh, too many cooks in the kitchen.
It starts out so simple.  We used lumber from a local lumber yard, Parker Lumber.  They have rough cut wood that is actually 2x4's.  Did you know that a 2x4 is not really a 2x4?  I didn't know that.  We are getting ripped off if you ask me.  Older structures are built of true 2x4's. Our old barn has real  2x4's.   Oh, and our house too. It is 160 years old and the wood came from our homestead. How cool is that? 
Even the turkeys and hens have to approve.   

We had to stop due to loss of daylight.  All four sides framed.  Not bad for starting in the afternoon.

"Hey, where you goin?  I will bring the next board. I want this done tonight!"

I think we have really bossy sheep. 
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm
Tomorrow, "It Stands".


Becky said...

It's looking great! I'm sure they'll appreciate that shelter when the snow is piling up around there. :)

Marigold said...

Sheep, Oy. A goat would help.

Ashling said...

How lucky you are to have such helpful livestock. Great job for day one!

Peggy said...

Send your helpers this way and they can carry boards. LOL We have another goat house to build and new fence to put up. Our "helpers" are more of the lay down and weight on me type. LOL Can't wait to see it finished and the happy residents.

Peggy said...

geez that should have been wait on me.... I need a nap! hahaa

LindaSueBuhl said...

great project and good timing for it - yes you do have bossy animals! strange how all this distance away - your animals make my animals more bossy (as if that were possible - mine start screeching the moment they hear a feed bucket being moved!)

Lee said...

Oh, can't wait to see how it turns out!!

Mary Ann said...

So glad I found your blog through Sprout'N'Wings... love it and will come back tomorrow night and see what the shelter looks like!