Category: Sheds |  By Rick Stoddard

How a Shed Can be Useful on a Hobby Farm

In the recent past, hobby farms have become very popular. A hobby farm allows you to have a bit of farm lifestyle without going full out on a traditional farm with several acres and hundreds of heads of livestock or giant fields of produce. Hobby farms are also sometimes called small lifestyle farms and are a great way to live more independently when it comes to food for your family.

One of the most helpful pieces of equipment to have on a hobby farm is a custom-designed shed. Here are some ways a shed can help on a small scale, lifestyle farm/hobby farm.

Animal shelter

Many people living in suburban, and correctly zoned urban, areas have become interested in raising their own farm animals. Whether it be chickens for farm fresh eggs, goats to help keep the landscape in check and to cheer you up, or maybe one cow to produce some milk. Whatever type of farm animal you were interested in raising you want to make sure you provide them with some form of shelter. Custom-built sheds are perfect for tailoring to your specific property, zoning laws, and particular animal you plan to keep. Shelter helps to keep animals dry when it’s raining, cool when it’s really hot in the summer, and warm when the temperatures get super cold in the winter.

Vehicles and equipment

A shed is for storage and of course, and there is plenty that will need to be stored when starting up your own small farm. If you plan to grow a sizable amount of produce then you may need several gardening tools. Even just the average yard will benefit from a standard storage shed to store the everyday needed essentials for landscaping. It will be even more beneficial for storing the extra equipment needed for your small hobby farm. If your farm is on acreage, you may need to store larger equipment like riding mowers or a harvester to help you get the work done more easily. It is always best to store any type of equipment out of the elements to keep it working at its peak condition for as long as possible.

A place for storing a harvest and for processing

A hobby farm is generally a smaller farm that most often is just for the benefit of the owner, but some hobby farms can be much larger, and you may produce a small but still significant amount of produce from your hobby farm. If you have a sizable crop, you will want somewhere to store the harvest until you sell it or share it with friends, or consume it on your own. Some crops you may also plan to process into other things, such as apple cider or animal feed. To provide an organic healthy means of raising those animals you have in your other custom-built shed.

For more information on purchasing a custom-built shed in the Puget Sound area for any reason, from hobby farms, to your standard everyday landscaping equipment storage, please contact us anytime. Check out our website for more information on our product, or come by and see our product in person at our physical location in the Arlington/Smokey Point area.

For more information on custom quality-built sheds in Puget Sound and surrounding areas, please contact us anytime or stop by and see us in the Arlington area on Smokey Point Boulevard.

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