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Barn Building, The Base & Loft


Back in July of 2010, I wrote about the barn that we were building for our horse and goats. Life was very busy in those days. We worked in the worst of Georgia’s summer heat and I began to stop posting on the blog. Somehow after a day of barn-building, sitting down and writing sounded like pure torture. Of course, now that it’s finished and were 5,000 miles away from our little Southern property — revisiting this post fills me with a sense of peace and accomplishment.


We planned for 12′ x 12′ stalls, a nice 6′ x 24′ covered area, and a roomy loft for hay storage. Josh sunk the posts and the barn began to take shape. We also got ready mix concrete from a concrete pumping service for easier application. If you’re like us and want to build a barn but don’t know how to DIY, you can hire Amish Pole Barn Construction services.





Notice Elrod lolling about in front of the barn and the girls investigating this interesting new structure in their paddock. Elrod became quite annoying during the staining process.

  • Holly - Wow, Lacy…. What a humungous undertaking! Especially with having to deal with a brush-obsessed goat. LOL These pictures are totally awesome, though; it looks like you and your family have been very, very busy!ReplyCancel

  • Simple Livin' gal - Thank you, Holly! It was SO satisfying upon completion. The goats were very pleased with all the new shade and I loved the storage for hay.ReplyCancel

  • Robin - It’s just perfect.

    Don’t you just love the smell of new wooden boards?

    You have a fine barn there, Lacy. Quite fine.ReplyCancel

  • Simple Livin' gal - Thank you, Robin. We miss it. The renters are enjoying it now. There will be barns on our future though! And yes, the scent of freshly cut wood is incredible. Why don’t they have scented candles that capture that??? 🙂


  • Robin - Yes, they should! 🙂 🙂

    I have some Redwood Incense cones that I bought in the Redwood Forest in the early 1990’s. They are incredible.ReplyCancel

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    • Jim Thompson - Like the Shelter ideas as well as the Stall Savers


      JimT 3/22/2018ReplyCancel

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