Who would have thought that the day would come when they would be constructing barns out of metal?

August 9, 2017

Back in those nostalgic days, all barnyards were characterized by wood. Today, the tradition still persists. Not just where farmyard barns are concerned. Old factory yards remain stubbornly surrounded by weathered wooden fences, if a hurricane hasn’t got the better of them yet. This long-standing tradition is even admired by those not familiar with it. But one thing they will not understand is why these traditional keepers of homes, factory yards and barns persist with the habit of having to build everything from scratch with wood after a devastating storm or hurricane has wreaked its havoc.

It can be a moot point today because more and more folks are turning to alternative materials that are a lot more sustainable and resistant to such natural disasters and man-made calamities. Metal barns on a farm? Really? Who would have thought? Who would have thought that that day would arrive? Well folks, it’s been around for quite some time already. Farming is a worthwhile and necessary enterprise. Ever heard of food security? It is no longer a term loosely bandied about, and it doesn’t only apply to those stricken to drought prone areas.

Farming is big in most parts of the developed world. But these parts of the world will always have their natural and manmade disasters. When farming infrastructure is allowed to collapse entirely and unnecessarily, food supply networks are disrupted and a chain reaction of delays and shortages could occur. It does not need to happen. Disasters and accidents do not need to happen if farm and commercial buildings are appropriately constructed with the correct, long-lasting materials that are not easily broken down, not even by the strongest of forces.