Farming Friday–Do a Lot with a Little

This is what we started with when we moved in last June.  We decided with just two horses we would put off building a barn until such time as it became absolutely necessary and economically feasible.  Instead we took the little carport off the garage and turned it into this:

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Sometimes my perfectionism stops me.  Often I think if I can’t have exactly what I want, I should wait until I can.  This time we took the little that we had and improved it to the point where it serves our needs to perfection.  Is it that perfect barn of my dreams?  Nope, it is simple and minimalist, but it’ll do and the mares are happy.


6 responses to this post.

  1. What an effective and ingenious idea! I never would have thought of that.

    Is this strictly a horse farm you have, or are there crops and other animals too?


    • Currently we also have chickens and raised bed gardens. In the spring of 2012 we plan to add guinea hogs (oh I dream of bacon!) and Icelandic Sheep. Our first horsie baby is due last June/early July. Naturally it will be the most amazing horse ever….check back to witness its glory 😉


  2. Posted by madebyalh on April 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Well what a great job you did using what you had! It looks perfect! Very ingenious indeed!


  3. Posted by Virginia Pierson on April 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I think you guys are awesome!


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