Barn Shelf

1 Sep

Sometimes I get very excited about the little things.

Little things like finally having a place to store some stuff in the barn.

Up until today we have had a huge barn, but no good place to store anything inside; most of the barn has been filled with junk (manure and scrap lumber) for years. It looked an awful lot like this:

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Over the past 10 months we’ve shoveled a lot of manure and torn out a lot of old lumber.
It looked a lot better, but there was a lot of spare equipment piled up in various corners.

Until today.
Today, the tide has turned on clutter.

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We have our first barn shelf.
The poultry founts, heated dog bowls (why do we have 3?), chick feeders and heat-lamps now have a place to stay.

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And underneath, a nice covered spot for our ubiquitous 55 gallon drums to reside.
In a perfect world, the scrap lumber I used to build the shelf would have been longer, allowing me to fit 4 barrels underneath.
Oh well, this ought to work out a lot better than piling stuff in the corner.

One Response to “Barn Shelf”

  1. Tammy September 2, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    I love it! I really appreciate the process as much as the end result. Rewarding! Have been picking away at small jobs lately and it’s so satisfying to make some progress.

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