Living the Country Life

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Dan Vollmer found a way to repurpose old barn wood along with its history
Sometimes what you want isn’t what you end up with, and Dan Vollmer of Omaha, Nebraska is grateful. He salvaged wood from an old barn to put down as flooring in his house – but there wasn...
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Their popularity was brief, but those still standing define our agricultural roots
Most round barns were built on dairy farms between 1890-1920. As cities expanded and connected to railroads, shipping fresh milk from the rural areas became much easier, opening up new opportunities...
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Stirred up dust in the barn can have an effect on the health of your horse
A lot of our equine companions spend a good part of the day confined to their stall. A horse that’s coughing, wheezing, and has nasal discharge might appear to have a cold, but could in fact be...
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Flies are a nuisance around your horses and stables. Follow these tips to help keep flies away from your stables and barns.
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Your barn insulation might be a disaster waiting to happen
If certain types of insulation are installed and left exposed in the barn, it can be a serious fire hazard. Dennis Murphy is an extension safety specialist at Penn State University. He says the most...
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A barn -- built hundreds of years ago and thousands of miles away -- has been given a new lease on life as a beautiful home in Utah.
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Bob was working cattle for a client one day and came home with these photos. He was so happy to be in a comfortable climate while pounding calves through the chute. Some days he's hours in a...
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Winter storms can leave large amounts of snow and ice on roofs of agricultural buildings. Trusses and rafters must support the increased weight, or roofs may collapse
Even agricultural buildings with well-designed roofs cannot take excessive (greater than 4 to 6 ft.) amounts of snow. What is a “safe” amount of snow to have on your roof over an extended...
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Learn how to find a kit that matches your needs with quality
Radio interview source: Mandy Kubik, Sales Operations Manager, Sand Creek Post & Beam Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Sears and Roebuck used to sell barn kits. As an...
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I'm not sure if the writer thought our barn was neat, as in tidy, or neat, as in appealing, or both, but our barn made the Los Angeles Times yesterday. You can read the story here. (Ignore the...

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