July 26, 2017

A Little Progress on the Goat Barn (Formerly Dan's Workshop)

"What? A new barn for us?"

Well, not a barn yet but eventually. Current progress is the addition of a few posts.

In the back - posts to frame out a wide sliding barn door.

In the front - a stable door will go between the two new posts on the left.

 In the middle - posts to support the hay loft.

It's slow going because the joints have to be cut. So that's it for the moment.

"Barn, shmarn. We'll believe it when we see it."

© July 2017  by Leigh  at http://www.5acresandadream.com/


  1. Slow going? Actually I think Dan is going along at a pretty good clip considering the old time craftsmanship he puts into everything & it all from scratch. Mr Shoes is impressed too (I showed him & he loves the jointing work especially).

  2. Mrs. Shoes, thanks! It takes an understanding of the techniques to appreciate the progress! :)

  3. It's going to be the best goat barn ever.... I hope they appreciate that fact!

  4. Your goat talk is funny! You must be more patient than I am to see things get finished! It will be nice! Nancy

  5. NOTHING on a homestead goes as quickly (or easily) as we'd like! But the other commenters are right . . . what craftsmanship. Wow!

    With supervisors such as Dan has (the goat herd) everything will turn out super!

  6. Good work Dan! Yup sounds about right goat attitudes with altitude!

  7. Ed, I think so too, goat opinions not included!

    Nancy, well, we just have to be patient because we can't go any faster. I think Dan's most impatient because he can't work on it everyday. I'm just happy to see the progress!

    Mama Pea, that's exactly right! Just being able to do something like this is exciting. :)

    Goatldi, that's exactly a goat attitude, LOL.

  8. Goats are SUCH silly creatures! Some wonderful progress there though on the barn. It will be awesome!

  9. Those are some handsome posts and beams! What a sturdy building that will be. Going to build a little office in there for yourself?

  10. Theresa, that's why it's so easy to make fun of them, LOL

    Thanks Nancy!

    Donna, if a milking room is an office, then that's me! ;)

  11. Ha ha...goats with attitude...I think the goat barn is looking good!

  12. Leigh,

    Quality work always takes a little more time. Great job Dan!!!
    In the end you'll have a top notch goat barn :-)


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