A Machine Shed's Second Life
Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:29 AM CST

There comes a day when the old shop won't work anymore. The equipment gets larger and more complicated to maintain, and floor space is more squeezed each passing day.

Mark Ruff saw that day coming to his rapidly growing Circleville, Ohio, corn and soybean farm.

His main shop area was a 1950s two-car garage with a 1970s machine shed attached to it. A single 30- by 30-foot bay in the shed boasted concrete on the floor and a door. The rest was dirt and open to the weather. Work not done in those bays was done haphazardly in other buildings. ...

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