Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Value Of Planning Ahead

 It looks like a typical pole barn/machine shed but it is pretty special.

The treated posts and trusses are purchased, but the shortleaf pine 2 x 4s and 2 x 6s holding the tin came from trees the farmer planted himself about sixty years ago.  He has thinned his trees three times, making fence posts and lumber for home use with every thinning.

He still has a beautiful patch of pines and plenty of leftover lumber.

1 comment:

Merle Morrison said...

It's good to plan ahead, but I doubt very many go 60 years at a jump.