BDL203 3.6m x 2.5m x 2.5m high
We purchased the Outpost Small Borderland Shelter and it arrived very promptly within the week to our rural lifestyle block without any drama’s.
The instructions were very clear for complete novice builders, with all items required provided; step by step instructions and diagrams enabling complete novice builders to complete the building within the day without any issues.
We stood back proud of our well-built structure and awaited the arrival of our calves.
The structure provided complete shelter from the very strong prevailing south west wind to our calves who arrived at 10 days old. They were tucked up in their warm, dry, cosy home on a nice thick bed of untreated Macrocarpa Chips.
They were able to be fed inside the Outpost Small Borderland Shelter with their milk bucket and feed buckets attached to the inside of the Shelter. (Also very nice for the person feeding them is wet, windy weather.)
We were under the guidance of a very kind neighbouring dairy farmer who was amazed at how stress free, healthy, and happy our calves were inside their Outpost Small Borderland Shelter just eating and sleeping despite the raging storms, wind and rain outside.
In fact he asked if Outpost had a bigger model as he was looking for a new calve shed for his farm.
The calves never had a single set back and the Outpost Small Borderland Shelter made the care of them so easy.
Every week, (for the first 4 weeks), moving of the shed with the quad bike was simple and provided a clean dry piece of land for the calves to remain on inside their shelter. Once the calves spent more time outside than inside we only move the Shelter once a month to provide them a clean, dry base and allow the grass under the Shelter to regenerate.
Neighbours stop to watch the “calves running around the paddock with such joy and energy, enjoying life as calves should”. However, the moment the rain is heavy or the cold south west wind gets stronger, 17 weeks later they still make their way back to the Outpost Small Borderland Shelter and tuck themselves up for a snooze.
Our kind dairy farmer neighbour has given our calves, (and us), a very big tick of approval, and a very laid back “well done, this is an example of when you do the right thing from the beginning: providing the calves a very warm, dry shelter to grow stress free, enabling them to utilise all their food into growth, not putting it into keeping warm.”
We plan to purchase and build a second Outpost Small Borderland Shelter.
Mishael & Auvea Logan
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