The sheep have gone to the Tup and it makes me think about lambing next year.
My biggest problem is having to lamb outside, or more importantly not having enough space to bring many animals in if I need to. I can use the shed that I have access to for a few months each year and I can build around four or five bonding pens in there.
Ideally I'd like to build a proper barn, but that's off the cards for a while yet (fiances, planning & time to build it). The next thing I've considered is the standard mobile field shelter that you see around the countryside, timber clad and open fronted, stable style.
I'm fairly sure I could build a timber one fairly cheaply, although timber cladding is expensive, but then whilst watching Justin Rhodes the other night I saw an even cheaper to build type of barn and one that looked solid.
Something like this would be great to have a row of bonding pens in or once half the flock has lambed, keep the others in. I could build it with wheels, metal frame on the bottom, making it easy to move, even moving it once the season was over so that it was easy to muck out.
I love the idea of this mobile type of infrastructure, it's great for many reasons but I love the idea of trying out different layouts to see what works best.
What do you think?
Would this type of barn works for you?
Do you think it would blow away?