Wow, what started out to be a small job, ended up being a big job. The horse needed a boxstall to go when the weather is bad, we have lots of rain, important to keep warm at night. My Husband took on this task, with the cement floor to start and then the build began. He was going to make the boxstall with a pointed roof, no other way to describe it. But when he assembled the frame, the 9 foot timber looked rather tall, for the dimension of the structure. There was going to be a peaked roof on it, that would have made it about 18 feet tall I imagine, when all was said and done. Too tall, too ugly and probably would have blown over. So he left the tall end at 9 feet and reduced the other end to 7 feet, that was much better. That is the dimensions of the other horse boxstalls that have now become my bee house, my turkey house and my chicken house. Good dimensions. The boxstalls are all about 10X12, so that makes a good size structure. These are pictures of the process, the horse is happy, my Daughter is happy. She even helped her Daddy out after she had worked her day at her day job. One day she finished earlier and was able to help him even more, that made his day....his little girl, now big...helping out with little finishing touches. Enjoy the pics, and best of all, enjoy this day!! Cindi
Taking a breather, I think that he put about 30 wheelbarrow loads of cement he mixed into the foundation. It is pretty deep, I venture at least 8 inches. What a guy!!
Everyone was curious about this new structure that invaded their yard!!!
My Daughter wondering what to do next
Adding the tar paper to go beneath the walls
Adding the roof to the storage part of the boxstall
Ta da!!! Done, and the proud Father has done it again!!! This love of my life. Have that most wonderful day, love our lives, we all live and share. Cindi