|Future home of mom and baby pen inside barn.|
We went inside and started working on a new mom and baby pen that could be accessed without leaving the confines of the barn and had a route to the outside that did not involve trying to coax sheep past my new stairs. Annmarie came out to the barn yesterday evening and we decided on a location and size. Mr. President and I put it into place today. We go the whole thing completed! I love it when a project can be completed in a single day. We attached two boards to the ceiling and the floor and one to the far wall to stabilize the pen. We used an old gate that was on the milking addition to the barn that I removed last year when I rearranged the horse pens. Plus, we were able to make the back gate long enough that when it opens up it blocks off the stairs. No more loose sheep. It worked out very nice. Now I just need to figure out how to fix the handle on the grain bin and make a lid for the bin that holds an old turbinator so I can just dump grain into the turbinator and it drops into the bin. Which is why we needed the stairs so I can carry the bags up to the top.
I was immensely grateful today when Mr. President informed me he had to work tomorrow. No roof work for me! Our sheep sorting chute system comes by semi truck tomorrow from 0900-1100. Mr. President is coming out after his other job is over to help me load the chute materials into the barn, all 900 pounds.