After two months of pretty much constant rain it cleared up a week ago. Weâve spent the past week getting the mess cleaned up and chickens out on pasture. Weâve been on a waiting list for power installation (well pump) for 10 months at the nearby new farm and it looks like its going to go a few more with all the storm damage and delays. So much for field crops this summer. Weâll grow as much as we can at the house. I had quite a bit of seed potatoes that need to be put in the ground and no room so we went over to the farm today. We spaded a bed and the kid got out the backhoe to dig troughs to plant them in (weâll haul water for that one bed). About six oâclock a woman is walking down the driveway with a red piece of paper in her hand. She asked what we were doing with the backhoe. I told her planting tatters. She was from the county and had a stop work order in her hand which she promptly tried to hide. The county had received a complaint that we were building without a permit. Since weâre on a scenic corridor every structure over 200-sq. ft. needs approval. They said we can have an Ag exemption on all the structures under the 200 feet, but we need a form for each including the doghouse. Tomorrow we fill out about 25 of them. (4) 8 x 20 storage containers. (10) ? chicken tractors (1) doghouse (8) straw bale/adobe chicken casitas. The construction around her is so nuts they canât keep up with it. When I moved here 11 years ago there were 4000 people in about 90 square miles. This past year they have been permitting 100 new home per month. Because we are supposed to keep the place tidy we placed 4 storage containers in two rows with a 14 foot space between them. We are going to put fencing at both ends. This will house all the farm implements, tools, feed etc. Now they want to know if we can make it look like more like a barn. We donât want to build a permanent barn until we have a better handle on the property. We are thinking of stacking the hay storage on the side facing the highway and planting a hedge of Thuja Green Giant Cedar. Five years down the road we can either build a barn behind them or cut them for fire wood. Do any of you have other idea on how to make something look like a barn?