There are so many moving parts in a homestead it can be challenging to be organized.

This, the area in front of my shed is a disaster! Between maintenance of property, gardening tools, the horses and fixing vehicles stuff has piled up way to much.

Part of the problem is that the interior of the shed is just a dirt floor, the original shed was built solely to get a 4 wheeler out of the weather. I can add a floor and will later. Planning with construction is important, every building I build can be expanded at least one way if not two. Hopefully in the not too far off future I will more than triple the interior of the original shed. 

I actually worked on it for quite a while but here in this picture it almost looks worse! However the bee hive frames were moved from the other side to accommodate round bails of hay, still work to do though.

The original shed only consisted of the enclosed area which was 12′ deep and 24′ wide, the roof on the left, right and front were added later. Having a good area to work and for storage is a must! If you have to get hay it is absolutely important to have a place to park a loaded hay trailer to unload later, I am normally too tired to unload the same day I get it and one rain shower could ruin it.

Eventually I will make the shed go back another 24′ and to the right another 12′ making the interior 36′ x 36′ with 12′ of roof  overhang on the sides and front.

Author: millcreekhomestead

Just a stay at home Dad trying to become more self sufficient in a world getting more dependent. It’s easy to get lost in all the things of the world, sometimes the best therapy is getting your hands dirty and growing something good!

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