Darn it's cold! Build that barn already!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by RockyToggRanch, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    It's 28 degrees here this morning! The horses are getting fuzzy and that means winter! My barn build is desperately behind schedule. My 23 chickens are still roosting in my tiny feed room at night. They've outgrown the roosts I built. I thiught I'd have them all snuggled in to their new home by now. I'm getting frustrated with the whole process. The brick was delivered for the aisleway and there's not even a complete frame yet. My hay is still in the garage and 3 of my hens lay eggs in there. Another in the run in barn and one in the horse stall. They're so confused. Looks like they'll still be free ranging in the snow:(
     
  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Sounds like you have a lot on your plate. Well, if I lived in NY I'd lend a hand but, I'm in Va. Here's hoping you get the job done soon [​IMG]
     
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  3. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Thanks:) I hired a farmer and his son's to build the barn. We had a very bad hay season here so that put them behind. I knew ahead of time that his 10 day estimated build time sounded unrealistic with all he had to do at his place, too. He's here this morning working on it, so I'm happy again. I just can't wait to get in there and start framing the interior rooms. My coop will be next to the tack room with a plexiglass viewing panel and a lift up hatch to gather eggs. I'm envisioning a snowy day and sitting in the tack room watching my flock [​IMG]
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a great design, can't wait for pictures of the completed barn and coop.
     
  5. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You must be north of me. It is 40 degrees where I live in Ontario, Canada. But fear not.....it is only 153 days till the first day of Spring!
     
  6. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    It's 42 here now that the sun is up. My hose is still frozen though:barnie
     
  7. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where in upstate NY do you live? Like above the Adirondacks? I live in New Hartford, an hour east of Syracuse...
     
  8. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Tug Hill region (snow country!) Northern Oswego county.
    Happy Valley state forest surrounds me. Chickens and trees:)
     
  9. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. You're north of me. Not by much...you are 43.6 latitude and I am 42. Must be your elevation that makes it colder. No frozen hoses yet for me.
     
  10. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Lucky you. I moved here 3 yrs ago from zone 5. I brought 200+ plants with me, not realizing that zone 4 was like another world. I'm just east of Lake Ontario which means I get all the lake effect everything. I am not complaining really. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else! Give me another 12 feet of snow in a month...it's a challenge! All I can say is..firewood and 4 wheel drive!
     

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