The Barn

 Welcome to The Barn!

Here I've got a little sketch of the barn layout. It's oldest portion is the all stone-walled "open area" where we will be constructing horse-stalls in the coming years. For now everyone is housed in the "horses" section, except the cows.
Gorgeous old beams

The barn was a working dairy farm in the 1900s, the stone portion may date back even further. It's still in good shape, but we're cleaning it up and making it work for our needs.

The Open Area

When walking into the barn, you're coming into the "open area". This is what it looked like when we started.

Clean up finally completed, we'll be building horse stalls in here eventually, for now, extra hay storage.

The "Horse" section

This is where the animals live now, before we did any work.

And now! Much better, the loft is still a work in progress, but should be done very soon.

All the old hay/straw from up in the loft is still perfectly usable as goat bedding so we're storing it in one of the small stalls for now. 

The cow section

The cow section, probably in the best condition, and the spot we've done the least work too; but there were still changes we had to make! In the future we're going to have a chute or something down the far end near where the cows come in.

The Hay Loft


The hay loft. Not really sure what we're going to do to clean this up long term. Especially with these two bays full of old hay and straw. We're using it as hay storage for the winter, we may even have to take the floor up as it is rotting. 
The grain room (red door) is being turned into a feed tack/room right now!

It's been a lot of work to get it up and running, but it's so beautiful it's more then worth all the work!