Phase 1 A of the LS barn build is almost complete. The goal of phase 1 A is MVP (minimum viable product) for horses to move in.
With lumber still as costly as precious metals, I’m holding off on enclosing the building. I am building fence across the long walls of the barn. Curious about using shade fabric above the fence to block some sun. I’ll need something @ 6’ wide. The total length of the barn is 45’, I’m open to using multiple pieces if need be. I think I would prefer cloth that already has grommets. I’ve found a few online sources but was curious if anyone had any particular brand recommendations or experience using shade cloth?
Also, I’ve heard of Velcro break aways for cross ties, anyone have a link for those? There is an existing concrete slab that I’d like to build a wash rack with cross ties on. For sure will need a lintel there, but am considering doing a full pergola so I could pop another shade screen on the top. Any tips on that?
Barn in progress pics!
I ended up going with a metal building less the siding. AKA a carport. I’ll use corral panels to make two temporary “stalls” in the back half of this building @ 15x20 each and park my horse trailer and tractor in the front half, leaving an “aisle” next to the horse trailer for grooming etc. I’ll keep my supplies and a bit of hay in my trailer. Feed in an old deep freeze. So that’s my Phase 1 A. The ventilation will be on point at least lol.