The picture below shows the area where the barn will be located. It's near our camping zone. There are a few perks with building our first structure in this spot. We have a septic system in place, there are electrical poles, a security pole is installed (just needs a new light fixture), and the area is partially cleared.
Now, that leaves us still needing water. On this side of the property, the only way to get water is to truck it in or dig a well. Looks like we'll be digging a well.
In the shot below, behind the electrical pole and behind the truck area is where the barn/workshop will be built...somewhere in that zone to be close to the septic and electric hook-ups that are currently in place. We are expecting to meet with our concrete guy someone over this next month to discuss this part of our land and the possibility of building the barn here. If he thinks there might be a problem with the soil, we want to know now, not later.
Of course, we want to get started on the foundation as soon as possible. One thing is for sure, this barn will have an awesome view. I'd love to build a barn with a small look-out deck on top with the weather-vane. From up there, we could see out over our cabin in the woods (once it's built) and all around us for a good distance, to include the lake.
The shot below is what it looks like as we drive up to the part of land that will have the barn. I have a feeling that after building the barn, then putting in the white fencing, we will have us a piece of property with a market value that has significantly increased. The improvements will be stark and fitting for this acreage.
Once we build the cabin in the woods on the other side of the creek, we will be able to walk out the front door and look over the land in the distance to see the barn sitting there looking completely picturesque. We're putting our "Master Construction Plan" to work with practicality and aesthetics.
No doubt, I will have the barn insured. We will keep the barn fairly near the animals, but not too close to bring in smells and flies because the barn will also serve as a workshop.
Animal shelters will be separate structures built within their specific area and designed to withstand the strengths of the particular animal...we haven't gotten that far yet. But, we think we know where the pigs will happily live. That's for another day.
For now, we need to find some kind of prints to purchase or have some drawn up. Deputy Dave needs to decide upon the size of his barn. I know he doesn't want anything scrawny because it's going to be a multi-purpose building.
It's a B-A-R-N folks! It can't be an itty-bitty thing!
That's where we are on this barn construction end of things. We're getting there. Deciding upon the spot was half the battle. It's all downhill from here on out.
Once the barn sitting on that land, you can only imagine all the photos I'll be taking of that big beauty!
I think it might be lovingly referred to as, "Deputy Dave's Red Heaven."
Till next time!