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Posted: Thursday 29 September, 2011

by Rosemary at 7:42pm in Smallholding 1 comment Comments closed

The walls of the 1/4 of the barn we're enclosing are complete. We're very pleased with the result.

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Before the first course of the wall was built, we sized it to take 2x4ft hurdles and one 6ft hurdle neatly. Before the concrete floor was poured, we put in blocks of Kingspan about the size of the feet of the hurdles; now that the floor is set and the walls up, we've dug out the Kingspan and the hurdles now fit quite securely in the holes.

John's going to make some wooden caps to go over the holes, since we'll only use the hurdles for lambing pens or if we have a sick sheep and we don't want the holes getting filled with - well, whatever.

I have two corner hayracks to go up and some tie rings for the ponies - oh, and the gate to go on, then we're ready to roll.

I was looking at the cost of putting down a rubber floor but it cost a fortune, so I'll use the existing stable mats as best I can.



Monday 3 October, 2011 at 5:16pm

looking great , well done.

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