The barn is 36x48 with a 12 foot overhang. This is sized intentionally small as it will only service the paddocks immediately surrounding it. When this fenced pasture is fully built out there will be two more run in sheds around the barn with each run-in surrounded by small wet weather paddocks. This design is horse friendly and farm friendly but it is also labour friendly, and honestly labour savings was the primary motivator in structuring the layout this way. Because the property is long and relatively narrow, we plan on having three or more of these barns surrounded by paddocks along it's length.
Where I am driving will be a laneway as of Monday. We got our first load of 3/4 driveway stone on Friday and we've got a whole bunch more loads of pit run and stone scheduled for delivery. To the right of the laneway will be a couple of single horse dry lots and several small turnout paddocks for those boarders that choose stall board for their horse. Of course I am biased but I think it will be a pretty and very functional farm when it is fully built out.
Hope everyone is having an enjoyable weekend.
I realize everything looks like a cluttered up mess right now. Between our stock trailer, tractors and our barn builder's stuff we ought to open our very own used and salvage facility. Please imagine it minus the junk ! There will also be a 10 foot wide covered porch across most of the front of the barn at the same height as the overhang. The plan is to have ceiling fans and benches installed for us and our guests to enjoy on hot summer days.
This is looking toward the road from near the rear of the fenced section of the farm.