Thursday, August 06, 2009

Silver Mountain Hay Barn inside

Silver Mountain Hay Barn inside, originally uploaded by jahansell.

These supports are 75 feet high of continuous wood - made from dozens of pieces pressed together. It's hard to convey the majesty of the space!

Here is a much better photo and interesting background, from the manufacturer of the beams.


Blogger Terry Cowgill said...

This might be a stupid question, but why would someone spend so much money on a hay barn?

4:33 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Good question Terry - I have no idea what his motivations were. If you are building a barn wouldn't you want to build the best barn you could? Why does anyone build a building more grand and beautiful than strict utility and function would require?

4:41 PM  
Blogger Terry Cowgill said...

If it were housing something valuable, then investing lots of money in the structure would make sense. But hay is as cheap a commodity as you can get.

Maybe these people just have a lot of money and aren't really interested in recouping their investment.

6:08 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

couple thoughts....if ya got the bucks, and ya want it to be spectacularly well built, a show piece, then, hey,(no pun) ya go for it..... also> hay is not cheap. Fill this size of barn with quality first and second cutting, and you have a retail return that could be anywhere up close to a million I bet. This thing is so large..I bet it will hold 50,000 bales, maybe a lot more. Multiply times 6,or more dollars, well it suddenly becomes a possible big return....And I am just guessing what it will hold... Would love to see it up close. drove by once and about drove off the road!

7:25 PM  
Blogger Terry Cowgill said...

Rick, even if hay isn't so cheap anymore, you still don't need a such a spectacular structure to hold it. It doesn't make economic sense.

Which leads us to your other point. If you got the bucks and want it to be a show-piece, then you go for it.

6:20 AM  

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