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Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-05-2002 at 21:27:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I wired the barn today. I installed the 100 amp service 10 over head lights and a few outside along with some plugs. Took 500 ft of romex wire to do it. Mail ordered the fixtures 10 Vapor proof jar type and 1-150 w. HPS and 1-400 Metal Hylide Low Bay for the middle. I will hate to see the bill on them but it is the last thing to do except the mangers and putting hay in it. Another 12 hour day. Mark H.

Deb and Ray    Posted 06-06-2002 at 12:44:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You are moving right along Mark! What kind of animals do you have Mark? When we get our place fenced off we'd like to put a horse there or a cow or two. Well enjoy each day to the fullest! Deb and my better half Raymond.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-06-2002 at 16:37:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
We now have 7 cows, 3 pigs and around 15 chickens and 2 dogs right now. Shelby plans to get more cows soon and up to a total of 30 in the future. Fences are fun I did my last one on the place a month ago. We have a mile or more of them up along with 14 or more gates lost count. Seems to never end but we did do our last fence, the new ones around the garden and pig pen. They should be good for around 30 years and someone else will have to re-do them not me!! Mark H.

LH    Posted 06-06-2002 at 06:02:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark you're a real worker getting all that stuff done in short order. have a neighbor who's been wroking on building a 30 x 60 pole barn for five years. He has all the framing done but still no roof or sides on it yet.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-06-2002 at 06:26:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Life is to short to take that long! I figure it will take 14 days total to finish it. It took a week for me to build the other 28 X 32 barn but this one is a lot bigger to do. That's why I had help building it. I get to do all the trim by myself. Mark H.

bob ny    Posted 06-06-2002 at 05:52:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
mark congrats on finishing your barn now you have to find 6 more inside walls for shelves,tools,bolt and nut containers and spare parts to hang good luck and may all your calves
the first year be hiefers

Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-06-2002 at 06:29:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
This will free up a lot of room where I take the tractors apart. I have a shop that is 18 X 28 for doing that with a concrete floor in it near the house. I needed room to store things and other tractors. Mark H.

JULEE    Posted 06-06-2002 at 03:33:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, How many cows/cattle is this barn going to be housing anyway?? It is a very nice looking barn, I am sure your herd will appreciate it!!

Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-06-2002 at 06:22:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Right now it will feed the 7 we have but it is big enought to hold feed for 30 the max I will let my daughter have. The cows only get to be in a 12 X 60 area and that will be for feeding them. The rest of the barn is for hay and equipment. The 2 role up doors is the entrance to this area and there will be a full lenght manger and 1 gate to run them through the squeese chute on the front of the barn. This set up is for easy feeding during the winter months that way every thing is inside for doing it. Mark H.

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