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Help, We need ideas for shelter

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My Wife and I built our home on my father inlaws small horse farm of 25 acres 10 years ago. He gave my wife a saddlebred foal and then me a QH. They are not purebred. Anyway, he was of the belief that all he needed to do was outlive his barn, fencing and pasture. Well he did. Now we will have approx 19 acres with about 4 acres pasture. The barn is close to collapse. Recent snow load scared the bejeezers out of me. He left 3 horses 2 of which are old and merely lawn ornaments and our 2. This leaves us with 5 horses and a limited income to care for them. We do not want to have the old girls sent for dog food, but we cannot afford a barn to support 5 horses. We plan to sell one horse and take care of the other 4 until the 2 old girls go the the great plains in the sky. Does anybody have good ideas on possibe temporary shelter, and also on hay storage. We use 6-700 bales a year with 5 horses. We would love a barn with 3 stalls but enough shelter for 4. They stay turned out all the time. We also need to fence. I love the safe fence electric but welcome ideas. Thanks for any ideas
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The old barn was built as a milking barn in the 20's, it is a cool barn but they ran out of funds and or tin and part of the roof was roll roofing. The roof is rotted, the second floor is rotted and worst of all the barn is on property that when my father in laws estate is finaly settled it likely will not be on our property so we gotta go another route. Thanks for the response
 
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