The machine shed is another one of the buildings that was on our land when we bought it. Previously used for storing tractors and combines, we now store building materials and tools in it. Given that we use all reclaimed or local lumber at DR and can’t simply run to the lumberyard when we need something, we need to keep a big supply on hand. In this picture you can see all the wood from buildings we’ve taken down or gotten from auctions or donations. We also keep a pile of strawbales, sometimes as many as 1500.