Saturday, October 7, 2017

A Big New Barn!

It isn't often you see new barns being built here, but there's a huge new barn going up around the block from our place.  I noticed the original bulldozer work in the middle of a soybean field much earlier in the summer, and wondered what was going to happen, but suddenly, the barn is there.

This farm sold a 2 or 3 years ago, and I suspect they've been planning this from the start.  It's being built at the back of the farm, probably because of Ontario's distance separation rules for new barns over a certain size.

The other day there must have been 8 or 10 pick-ups and vans there as they worked away.  I wondered because of the roofline, if they're going to put solar panels on the back.

It's a huge long barn, with wide open ventilation on this side, as they typically build them now.  This looks like it will be a hog barn.  I thought about driving in and asking a few questions, but it looked like they were pouring cement (among other things), so I figured I shouldn't interrupt that.

This is the site back in July when I first realized that something must be going on.  In my mind it's good to see the new investment in farming around here, though I do have my doubts when they remove all the fencerows and change to cash cropping, with its extensive use of herbicides.

Down the road northward I noticed this barn also had an addition going on.  Obviously a dairy farm, as those are Holstein cattle there, showing up as a line of black and white.

A closer look from the other side.

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17 comments:

  1. Hope you are not down wind from that farm!

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  2. beautiful farm and barns, you photographed them beautifully!!!

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  3. That is quite a huge new barn indeed. I too hope you are not downwind from a hog farm! :-)

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  4. It's good to see construction on a farm!

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  5. I guess the animals are wintered over inside, as are some of the dairy cows a long way further south of us. Solar panels, that would make very good sense, is the slope is facing the way where it will get the most sunshine. Are you counting the days?

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  6. Hello, that is a big barn. I like the white barn with green roof. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week!

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  7. Nice to see new barns being built, Even around here a few large ones popping up this year as well.

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  8. It is amazing how fast things get constructed once they start. Seems like a slow process and then boom a new house or barn is up! You're probably right about the solar panels. This is your 'now' property, right? so you won't have to deal with the 'oinkers' for long.

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  9. It is good to see new barns and additions being built

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  10. The memories of visiting my grandfather's farm and helping with the chores.
    Glad to see farming is still alive and well in this region.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  11. It would make sense to incorporate solar paneling on that roof.

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  12. Wow - that is some barn. We lived across the road from a pig farm in Wisconsin - zillions of years ago. The worst smell was when the farmer came over to borrow our phone because his was not working. Woweee - he smelled like that all the time, it's no wonder his little daughter wanted to spend so much time at our house. LOL

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  13. While a new barn is always wonderful there is nothing like the lines of the older type. Great shots.
    MB

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  14. Very nice HUGE new barn and nice barn addition! It's wonderful that they are expanding these farming ventures. Good to see.

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  15. It's big, could be a chicken barn. lots of them in my area.

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  16. That one is huge. Great shots!

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  17. fun to watch a new building go up.

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