July 14, 2010
The New Sheep Shed
You may recall my recent blog about the delivery to my farm of an adorable pair of Black Welsh Mountain Sheep. They have adapted quite nicely to their new surroundings and I wanted to give you an update about how we’ve increased the size of their outdoor romping ground and provided them with a new shed. In fact, it is the same cedar shed that was featured this past season on my television show for a painting segment. It was, of course, painted Bedford Gray, as are all the buildings on my farm. The structure is made by Sheds USA and is available at The Home Depot, where you can also find my wonderful line of 280 paint colors in 5 different finishes.
1 The sweet little Black Welsh Mountain Sheep in their temporary pen under their temporary shelter
2 Sheds USA delivered the structure disassembled.
3 The sheep were curious as the Hi-Lo moved the floor of the shed into the field.
4 Cement blocks were positioned so that the floor would sit upon them.
5 The floor was then lowered onto the blocks.
6 The sides of the shed were carried in.
7 As were the roof parts
8 The shed was complete with the exception of roof shingles. Chhiring enclosed the space with wire fencing.
9 The next day, Chhiring and Pete hammered on cedar shingles for the roof and replaced the glass window with bronze screening.
10 The shingles will weather and will eventually turn nearly the same shade of gray as the shed.
11 The wood floor was covered with a rubber mat and lined with hay.
12 A detail of the screening
13 More ventilation holes were cut in the wood.
14 The sheep feel at home here.
15 And they love to run in their larger yard.
16 They move fast!