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sugartown farm

  • Joined Feb 2013
uses for 40 gallon barrels
« on: May 25, 2013, 09:11:38 pm »
Im making silage in barrels this yr. Knowing smallholders to be a resourceful and ingenious bunch I am looking for more ideas on  barrel uses

Plantoid

  • Joined May 2011
  • Yorkshireman on a hill in wet South Wales
Re: uses for 40 gallon barrels
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2013, 12:16:57 am »
Are the barrels plastic or steel ?
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Sbom

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Staffordshire
Re: uses for 40 gallon barrels
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2013, 11:12:57 am »
We use them for catching rainwater, feed and water troughs and horse jumps  :thumbsup:

ZaktheLad

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Thornbury, Nr Bristol
Re: uses for 40 gallon barrels
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2013, 11:36:37 am »
Another horse jump vote from me- they make a great fence either on their own or  as a filler to another fence  :thumbsup:

shropshire_blue

  • Joined Nov 2011
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Re: uses for 40 gallon barrels
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2013, 07:27:18 pm »
Raftbuilding for team building events

Creagan

  • Joined Jun 2013
Re: uses for 40 gallon barrels
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 10:52:49 pm »
When I visited a large sheep station in NZ one of their buildings was clad entirely with flattened out oil drums.

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: uses for 40 gallon barrels
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2013, 10:56:04 pm »
Im making silage in barrels this yr. Knowing smallholders to be a resourceful and ingenious bunch I am looking for more ideas on  barrel uses

how do you do this exactly? interesting idea. is it to be fed to cattle?

sokel

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  • Joined Jun 2012
  • S W northumberland
Re: uses for 40 gallon barrels
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2013, 07:09:41 am »
Im making silage in barrels this yr. Knowing smallholders to be a resourceful and ingenious bunch I am looking for more ideas on  barrel uses

how do you do this exactly? interesting idea. is it to be fed to cattle?

This is a topic about it http://www.accidentalsmallholder.net/forum/index.php?topic=29241.0
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FarmerJase

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: uses for 40 gallon barrels
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2013, 02:43:01 pm »
I've seen them adapted for poultry housing on a small scale. easy to clean, you just tip them upside down!

Bodger

  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: uses for 40 gallon barrels
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2013, 02:08:28 pm »
I ferment my cider in 50 gallon blue plastic barrels and then once its finished, I move the cider on into oak barrels to mature.

ellied

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Re: uses for 40 gallon barrels
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2013, 09:51:13 am »
I have blue plastic ex food barrels if that's what you mean?  I use them for feed and other storage to keep rodent free, I soak sugar beet in one, have poultry feed in 2, horse feeds in 3, think there's elec fencing bits and bobs in one, old haynets (I never use them now I don't go showing) in another..

I have a larger one maybe 3x the size for rainwater collection but it was hard to reach into with the narrower top so I took it off until I could find and insert a tap near the base, but never did.. so it's now a garden ornament  :-\
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oor wullie

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Strathnairn
Re: uses for 40 gallon barrels
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2013, 10:21:26 am »
All those ideas sound great but where do you get the blue plastic drums from?

I have been looking for some for ages and can't find them anywhere. 

henchard

  • Joined Dec 2010
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Sbom

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Staffordshire
Re: uses for 40 gallon barrels
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2013, 06:11:23 pm »
Most dairy farms will have them, there used to store the various dairy chemicals in. That's where ours come om anyway  :thumbsup:

 

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