Well, the time has come for my horses to get a loafing shed. After looking at all the various options, I decided to just build it myself. I ordered the materials kit from Sutherland's yesterday. For those of you who don't have a Sutherland's store around, boy are you missing out. It's like a Home Depot and Tractor Supply all rolled into one store, but with a whole lot more hunting stuff. They don't sell guns, but had everything else related to hunting, including gun safes and a massive ammo counter.
They sell material kits for everything from a little garden shed up to massive pole barns. The 13x36 loafing shed kit is a standard item, but they reworked it and got it down to 24'. The gentleman warned me that the blueprints would be a little off, because they were for a 36' version and I would have to modify the pole spacing. No big deal though.
The kit was ordered yesterday, and they said all we were waiting on would be the metal which is due in early next week. Since my tractor, trailer, and practically all my other equipment is over 1,000 miles away still I plan on having them deliver it, hopefully late next week or next weekend. In the mean time I'm working through the prints to figure out the pole spacing, then I get to go lay it all out with string and start digging post holes. Did I mention the tractor is 1,000 miles away? 4' deep holes, 12" in diameter. I'm glad it's been raining here for the last week or so, at least the ground isn't as rock hard as usual this time of year.