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We’ve been busy getting ready for a swinging 2012 – and just because it is January does not mean that shed builders are sitting on their laurels doing nothing!  We are slightly redesigning the popular Manor Shed to bring you a Heritage-style design.  Both, the Manor and the Heritage are sheds in the Estate Series offered exclusively by Fox’s Country Sheds.

We are in full production here at the Fox Den – a.k.a. our shop – and our crew is busily building stock sheds for our shed dealers to place on their lots once a busy spring season hits.  Of course, we are open year-round, and you can order your Manor Shed now.  Why wait for Spring when the backlog is huge?

Here are some photos of our new Manor Shed – an Estate Series Shed by Fox’s Country Sheds that will truly enhance your upscale property.

Any questions about selecting a Garden Shed or Garage?  Please feel free to contact us directly at www.FoxSheds.com!   Remember that we ship right to you!

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Fox Sheds, Discount Storage Sheds
Fox’s Country Sheds of Lancaster County, PA
The author of this blog is Fox’s Country Sheds, a prefab storage shed, garden shed and garage manufacturer located in Lancaster County, PA.  Fox Sheds also sells Amish built gazebos, pergolas and backyard playsets.  We sell retail as well as to the wholesale trade.
Contact Fox Sheds at (717) 626-9560 or on our website at www.FoxSheds.com .   You can also visit us at our retail and manufacturing facility at 537 E 28th Division Hwy (Rte 322), Lititz, PA, 17543, in the heart of Amish Lancaster County.  We ship nationally, pre assembled or in kits for the do-it-yourself handyman.
All images, media and text are protected and are the sole property of Fox’s Country Sheds and cannot be duplicated, copied or used without the expressed written permission of Fox’s Country Sheds.
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Save $50 on your Shed, Garage, Gazebo or Playset with Springtime Discount Code:

It’s been rainy in most areas, and we are hearing frustration from so many people about the inability to be outdoors enjoying the springtime weather.  We thought we’d put together an impromptu discount to help bring a little Springtime Sunshine to your day!

Don’t wait until the seasonal weather breaks, but ORDER YOUR pre-assembled SHED, GARAGE, GAZEBO OR PLAYSET and SAVE $50 by using the Discount Code “SPRING” at checkout.  We will have it delivered to you in time for you to enjoy and use once the rainy weather dries up.  This offer expires on 4/30/11 so don’t delay.  

Save $50 on your Shed, Garage, Gazebo or Playset order from Fox's Country Sheds.

This offer would make a great Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift!

Some of the styles of sheds we build in our Amish country handcrafted shop:

  • Garden Sheds
  • Potting Sheds
  • Hi-Barn Sheds
  • Vinyl Siding Sheds
  • Workshop Sheds
  • Wood Siding Sheds
  • Pool House Sheds
  • Instock Discount Sheds
  • Custom Order Sheds
  • Luxury Sheds
  • Shed Kits

We also sell:

  • Amish Built Gazebos
  • Vinyl Gazebos
  • Wood Gazebos
  • Bell Roof Gazebos
  • Poolhouse Gazebos
  • Amish Built Playsets
  • Vinyl Playsets
  • Wood Playsets
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Fox Sheds, Discount Storage Sheds
Fox’s Country Sheds of Lancaster County, PA
The author of this blog is Fox’s Country Sheds, a prefab storage shed, garden shed and garage manufacturer located in Lancaster County, PA.  Fox Sheds also sells Amish built gazebos, pergolas and backyard playsets.  We sell retail as well as to the wholesale trade.
Contact Fox Sheds at (717) 626-9560 or on our website at www.FoxSheds.com .   You can also visit us at our retail and manufacturing facility at 537 E 28th Division Hwy (Rte 322), Lititz, PA, 17543, in the heart of Amish Lancaster County.  We ship nationally, pre assembled or in kits for the do-it-yourself handyman.

All images and text are protected and are the sole property of Fox’s Country Sheds and cannot be duplicated, copied or used without the expressed written permission of Fox’s Country Sheds

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Are we nuts?

I saw a squirrel chasing a nut across the street yesterday, and somehow it struck me as quite ironic.  I’ve admitted before that I hate squirrels (and yes, hate is a strong word), but I was too amused with the scene to think about putting the pedal to the metal and making roadkill out of him.  No, I would never really do that, and I found myself slowing down to let him cross, as I watched, amused.

Interior of Garage built on site from Fox's Country Sheds

Who am I to put the brakes on his goals? It was quite funny because this nut was rolling down the hilly street, and this poor squirrel kept catching up, before it would get away from him again.

What struck me as ironic is the fact that we are all – squirrels and humans alike – chasing something. It might be a dream, it might be a goal, it might be the basic pursuit of happiness. And when we find that “something”, whether real or perceived, we tend to store it away. 

But at what point are we content with what we have? Here it is, springtime, and this squirrel surely would have had enough nuts stored away by now over the long cold winter.  Yet, here was one more that he just needed to have, risking life and limb and bushy tail as he crossed the street in front of my silver four wheeled nutcracker. 

How much stuff is too much?

Setting up the interior of a doublewide garage from Fox's Country Sheds

Where do we put all our stuff?

How do we keep it safe until we need to use it?

 

It reminded me of  when I was actively selling real estate, and buyers and their continued search for that one perfect house – chasing after each new listing and never making a decision.   The perfect house is out there, yet the search continues until they’ve exhausted themselves and their agent.  When do they stop?

It reminded me of myself as an active real estate agent and my continued search for the perfect buyer.  The perfect listing.  The perfect comission split and the perfect broker.  When do we stop?

And real estate sellers aren’t left out of the picture either. A seller who has stored all of his nuts into the equity of his home, only to find out that his cache is not worth as much as he thought. Where’d all that equity go?

I guess all of these thoughts would not have normally crossed my mind at the sight of a squirrel chasing a nut, but it just happened to be right as I was heading to yet another busy day at work at Fox’s Country Sheds. All my thoughts were on the busy day ahead, helping to run a custom storage shed manufacturing business and helping our customers to select the perfect storage shed for all of their nuts. Ahem…stuff. Thoughts of work, shed sizes, shed styles, “did I get the wholesale price lists out to all of our dealers”, “did we get the skylites on order in on time for the potting sheds”, is so-and-so ready for their delivery, etc., along with way too much caffeine in the morning, sparked this vision of us all chasing nuts.  And storing them.

….And thus, you might think I am one (a nut)…… but I’m not.

I’m just storing one.  Or two.  Or several.  Just like you are.

 

Heritage Shed Garage from http://www.FoxSheds.com

Maybe I’m not a nut – just a pack-rat. Where else can I keep my endless supply of garden hoses, rakes (at last count I think we have about 5 rakes), shovels, unused flower pots, sprinklers, opened bags of potting soil and peat moss…. you get the picture.

But, unlike that squirrely little gray rodent, my stuff is neatly stored in my Heritage garden shed garage.  If you ever wonder what type of shed or garage a shed builder has – this is it!  I lovingly refer to it as my “sh-arage” a cross between a shed and a garage.

After watching this squirrel and his amusing chase, I have to admit ~ I have a newfound respect for that busy little rodent.

But, as roomy as my Heritage Shed garage is – squirrels are not welcome!

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Fox Sheds, Discount Storage Sheds
Fox’s Country Sheds of Lancaster County, PA
The author of this blog is Fox’s Country Sheds, a prefab storage shed, garden shed and garage manufacturer located in Lancaster County, PA.  Fox Sheds also sells Amish built gazebos, pergolas and backyard playsets.  We sell retail as well as to the wholesale trade.
Contact Fox Sheds at (717) 626-9560 or on our website at www.FoxSheds.com .   You can also visit us at our retail and manufacturing facility at 537 E 28th Division Hwy (Rte 322), Lititz, PA, 17543, in the heart of Amish Lancaster County.  We ship nationally, pre assembled or in kits for the do-it-yourself handyman.

All images and text are protected and are the sole property of Fox’s Country Sheds and cannot be duplicated, copied or used without the expressed written permission of Fox’s Country Sheds


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Well, we finally got it done, although the rainy days skewed up our schedule a bit.  I’m talking about a beautiful, custom, Manor Shed design that we built for customers in Elizabethtown, PA., this week. 

rainy day at Fox's Sheds

rainy day at Fox's Sheds

It seemed to rain – hard – every time we had the shed site prep scheduled for this particular customer. I’m sure it started to get them discouraged, but mother nature is beyond our control.  Site Prep is when our crew goes out to the customer’s property to prepare the site where the shed will be placed.  A proper site preparation, also called “a pad”, entails our crew going out with a skidloader and a dumper (ours is affectionately called “big red” or Clifford) full of crushed 3/4″ stone.  (I like to call the skidloader Wall-E because it reminds me of that little creature in the Pixlar movie).  But, I digress.  To prepare the pad, we measure out the size of the shed, add 12″ all around, and start to dig down with the skidloader about 4-6 inches (depending on the lay of the land).  We can either haul that extra dirt away, or leave it for the customer to use for other uses around the house.  Then the dumper jumps into action and fills that area with the stone, while our guys level it out.  Sometimes a border is required, sometimes not.

So anyway, it seemed that every time we planned on getting this particular site done, it would rain.  Hard. (I realize I am repeating myself here, bear with me!)  We really don’t like to drive all of this large equipment onto someone’s wet yard, so we need to re-schedule and hope it doesn’t rain again for the new date.

Our other delay for this particular shed was the backorder for the custom vinyl siding that the customer selected.  Our standard vinyl siding is a dutch-lap style, which is a very popular type of vinyl siding.  But some customers have a particular manufacturer or style/color on their home, and they would like to use the same vinyl siding on their shed.  We have access to all manufacturers and can easily order whichever siding the customer selects to upgrade to.  However, we cannot always control the distributor’s shipping schedule.  So, this Wolverine Natural Clay siding was delayed as well (and we can’t blame mother nature for this!).

Sheds in a Row at FoxSheds.com

Sun shines on sheds!

Finally, the site prep was done and there were a few clear, sunny days predicted for this part of the Susquehanna Valley here in Lancaster County. What had us so concerned about the nice weather after the site prep was done was that this particular shed was to be “built-on-site”. Since there was no access for a delivery shed trailer to bring in the shed pre-assembled, our crew pre-built the majority of the walls, doors, etc., in our shop and built the entire shed “on site”.  It is usually a site to behold!  Like an old fashioned barn-raising, our crew can usually have the shed up in just a matter of hours.  For a truly customized shed, this may take a bit longer.  We also have shed kits available for customers who choose to build the shed themselves.

In this case, it was two days of “on site” building. This custom Manor Shed design had several windows added to it (in addition to the two that are standard) with box trim on each of them.  If I recall, I think it was a total of 10 windows (which makes a great potting shed)!  It also had raised walls (7-ft tall) and a “dutch door”.  The standard door on the Manor shed is a round-top wood door, which really adds appeal to the design of the shed.  “Dutch Doors” are the type of doors that are split into two, where you can swing open the top part when undoing the latch that holds it into place, while keeping the bottom part of the door secured in place.  It’s what you may see on many barns, where the horse’s head is peeking out to see what is going on. 🙂   Shawn helped to build these, and he knows why! 😉

After two days of building, the custom Manor shed is done! We are excited about it, and the rest of us in the office at Fox’s Country Sheds were anticipating seeing photos of it.  Unfortunately, someone forgot to take a photo! Not mentioning any names though (Brad!)  🙂  Hopefully we will have time to go back this week and take some nice ones to share.  Until then, we will all have to use our imagination (including you)!

Below is what the standard Manor Shed looks like.  We’ll post pics (as soon as we can) of the custom designed “build-on-site” shed we just completed.

Manor Shed, Estate Series Shed from Foxs Country Sheds

Manor Shed, from the Estate Series at Foxs Country Sheds http://www.FoxSheds.com

Any questions about Sheds?  Please feel free to contact us directly at www.FoxSheds.com !   Remember that we ship nationally, right to your driveway or backyard.

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Fox Sheds, Discount Storage Sheds
Fox’s Country Sheds of Lancaster County, PA
The author of this blog is Fox’s Country Sheds, a prefab storage shed, garden shed and garage manufacturer located in Lancaster County, PA.  Fox Sheds also sells Amish built gazebos, pergolas and backyard playsets.  We sell retail as well as to the wholesale trade.
Contact Fox Sheds at (717) 626-9560 or on our website at www.FoxSheds.com .   You can also visit us at our retail and manufacturing facility at 537 E 28th Division Hwy (Rte 322), Lititz, PA, 17543, in the heart of Amish Lancaster County.  We ship nationally, pre assembled or in kits for the do-it-yourself handyman.
All images and text are protected and are the sole property of Fox’s Country Sheds and cannot be duplicated, copied or used without the expressed written permission of Fox’s Country Sheds.

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