The "new and improved" hay shed has been put to work. My hay grower was very impressed with the carpentry and that he was able to drive right up to the shed for easy loading.
Both sheds are now filled to the brim with the best "bad" hay I could find (ie. low sugar, late cut, over-mature, stemmy donkey hay).
It is always such a great feeling knowing the barns are filled for the year and the food supply is, once again, guaranteed.
Thank you all for your kind remarks about my latest building project and for your concern for our welfare here. I know some of you were worried that we would get squished (rightfully so) by the monster door and I thank you for worrying about us. It is good to know that someone would notice if I were to disappear.
Speaking of disappearing, I know I have been a total blog slacker lately and I have been struggling with that. Writing used to come very easily and, in a way, it still does. Most of the "writing" takes place while I am out walking in the woods or working in the barn. I come in later and just let the words flow into the keyboard, transcribing the thoughts that had come before. Lately, there is a disconnect though, and, when I sit down to write, all the words overfilling my mind just seem to fly away. Please just know that your comments and encouragement are greatly appreciated and hopefully, I will eventually figure out how to reconnect the broken circuit.