We went to another local business to get the galvanized metal sheets for the little red barn. Mid Maine Metal Company in Newport, Maine can cut sheets to any length. We decided on a plain galvanized. No need for colored metal. There was such a big price difference compared to Home Depot. At home depot these sheets were $24.00 for a 3x8 sheet. At Mid Maine Metal it was only $17.00.
We were concerned that it would be too dark inside the little red barn during the day. How about sky lights? Hey, they could be in the barn and watch the snow fall or star gaze at night.
One side done. John Deere Girl out and helping with a lift.
We even chose a clear ridge cap to add light.
A few extra screws to hold everything in place when those cold winter winds rip down our hill and try to remove the roof. We will add a door to the back that can be closed during the winter and opened during the warm summer months for added ventilation.
In these pictures it looks like we are missing part of the roof. Nope, that is the clear ridge cap and skylights.
Ted couldn't wait, he had to move the mineral feeder into the new barn. It is kind of cozy in here. There is still a lot of ventilation to prevent pnumonias this winter.
Ted couldn't wait to remove the old shelter. He will move the manure when we dry out a bit. We have been having rain way too frequently. We still have to shear the sheep. It dries out for a few days and then rains again. The sheep need a blow out so we can start.
We still have some trim to put up and paint so the little red barn looks complete. Ultimately we would like to run conduit and wire out so there will be lights in the little red barn. We had a heavy rain last night and all the ladies were inside enjoying their new digs.
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.