We moved here and saw a barn in the middle of the nice, big, fenced in backyard. Oh boy! The barn has a roof. It has wooden sides that come up perhaps 3 feet then have screens. It’s an open air barn. Someone said that some previous owners had some sort of bird refuge via the barn. Interesting.
I’ve seen that when it’s rainy season, like we are about to go into now, the rains come and blow right into the screens. Since we have lived here, I’ve discovered what it means to live in a “low country” area. The front of our land has some dips that hold water. This makes for potholes while trying to drive the long driveway. Then, the land steadily goes on a downward tilt apparently. This isn’t good. Can you say flooding? It’s not so bad with daily summer showers. It’s the big rains that come and knock out electricity for hours, that makes the land not able to soak in water and the water sits and grows.
In time, we have stored things in the barn, not understanding the full impact of screens and where we are as far as when rains come. We have lost “stuff” due to water damage……feel me???