One of our main goals for 2012 was putting in a new pole barn to store our tractor.
We were keeping our tractor at my friend Tom’s place. He lives about 8 miles from our farm and he had a trailor that we always barrowd to haul the tractor back and forth from the two places. Last year, on one of our trips to the farm he let his brother use the trailor so when we got done there we had to drive the tractor along the highway the 8 miles to our farm and back and that is when we decided that we wanted to build this year so we wouldn’t have to do that again.
This is a picture of the building site the way it looked before we started to build. Notice the fresh cow pie on the right side of the picture.
The building site was not real flat, so the first thing we had to do was have the site leveled.
Building site after it was graded
The pole barn is 24 x 32 with 10ft high walls.
Building in progress
I love the colors we went with, we have not seen many pole barns with this color scheme. We picked the white roof because it is supposed to be 25% cooler with it reflecting most of the sun rays and because of this it will last longer as well. Barn is already framed to add another overhead door and we will add some windows once we move there. We plan to build our Pole constructed house the same way with these same colors.