In 2014, our family bought a simple little ranch in Elizabeth, Colorado. We started a renovation project that has taken us more time, effort and energy than we could have ever expected. Every empty stall is now filled with sweet, happy animals who call Snowfall Ranch home. We have large horses, miniature horses, goats, lambs, micro pigs, a miniature donkey and a cat that hit the big time when our pet sitter captured him on the back of our donkey in a snow storm! Teton, the cat, has now been featured on The DoDo, Peoplemagazine.com, Mashable and a slew of other websites. People cannot get enough of this mouse chasing barn cat!
It looks easy on television when a makeover before is shown and in a half hour the final product is complete. It is not quite the same when you are doing the makevoer yourself …and you have never done a barn makeover. This is so little information on the web about makevoers on barns. We had to make it up as we went.
1. Clean & Disinfect – the barn was unsafe for both humans and animals; and add automatic waters.
2. Remove broken gates, existing plywood and rake through all the dirt for glass, screws and nails.
3. Replace all aluminum bars from stalls with wood
4. Paint, replace, fix and update all existing wood