How to Build a Calf Shed Part 2

The shed is coming along. Slowly, and I will be glad when it is done. I am tired of being out in the cold and wind whenever we decide to work on it. Oh well, that is Kansas. This is the weekend of November 7, 8, and 9.

November 8, 2014 Shed project (1) November 8, 2014 Shed project (2) November 8, 2014 Shed project (3) November 8, 2014 Shed project (4) November 8, 2014 Shed project (5) November 11, 2014 Progress on the calf shed (1) November 11, 2014 Progress on the calf shed (2)

And of course there were distractions in between helping Hubby on the shed.

Patches wants to drive the ATV.

November 7, 2014 Shed project (6) November 7, 2014 Shed project (7)

And I finally let the horses out onto the grass while we were working on the shed. They were so happy! Be sure to click on any pictures to get a better look at things.

November 7, 2014 Shed project (8) November 7, 2014 Shed project (9) November 7, 2014 Shed project (10) November 7, 2014 Shed project (11) November 7, 2014 Shed project (12) November 7, 2014 Shed project (13)

Saturday November 15, we worked on the shed a little until it started to spit snow. It was supposed to accumulate some, but thankfully it didn’t more than about an inch. It was a good afternoon to sit and watch television instead of working on the shed.

November 15, 2014 It's getting there (1) November 15, 2014 It's getting there (2) November 15, 2014 It's getting there (3) November 15, 2014 It's getting there (4)

The inside braces is what takes the longest. Lots of measuring, cutting fitting and nailing and screwing into place. Hubby wants it to be very strong. I do believe he has accomplished that. We did finally get most of the inside work done. We got the tar paper on the roof and north side of the shed. Unfortunately the calves found a loose piece on the north side and found it quite tasty. We did have to pull off some of the loose pieces in the hopes that they would leave it alone until we could get the tin siding on.

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We have had some light rain and drizzle over this past three days of December 6, 7 and 8th, so the paper is sagging a bit. Hubby did finally get some metal siding on the north side so the calves will quit eating the tar paper. Hubby also got some more wafer board on the inside to cover the nails that came through the wall when the paper was nailed on. It will also help add another layer from the north winds.

We did finally get the calves separated Saturday December 6. There was a small amount of bawling by one or two of the cows, and one or two calves. Most of the calves were enjoying the bale of hay all to themselves. That is until darkness fell. There was quite a bit of bawling all through the night, and most of the day on Sunday. Today, Monday, was not as bad, and the cows began to move off back toward the pasture. They went through their bale of hay pretty quickly over the weekend and went in search of something else until we get another bale out for them.

One of the calves made quick work of using the shed.

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When the shed is completely finished, I will finishing posting about it.  If it gets done! 😀

Stay Safe and God Bless!

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2 responses to “How to Build a Calf Shed Part 2

  1. Yes, Patches is a fun loving dog. Although he can be a pain sometimes. He is a lab mix. We think there is some pitbull in him. He has a broad chest and a bull dog like stance. He will sometimes run up from behind me and grab my hand and keep going. He gets yelled at a lot and he is bad about tormenting my horse by lunging at their noses and throats. My older mare, or maybe the mustang gave him a good kick finally recently. He now cuts off at a safe distance. I didn’t think he was too bright since he is the one who has the run ins with skunks. Mostly we are glad to have adopted him. He can be a good dog. 🙂
    I am sure the shed will be greatly appreciated even more when the north winds are blowing at 30mph, and the wind chill is below zero. 😀

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  2. Love the photographs as well as seeing how a calf shed comes together (as a “city slicker,” I had no idea!). Also, Patches looks like he’s having a grand time, 🙂 And … looks like your shed was greatly appreciated! 🙂

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