“…When clearing an old overgrown pasture, thick with alder and cherry saplings, we were left with piles of round wood. Instead of burning them in a slash pile or as firewood, we took the straightest logs and built a round-pole goat barn, and ultimately an addition on that barn. No building text would ever recommend building with structural alder, but that goat barn still stands, ten years later, and it cost virtually nothing to build, save for the cost of screws, reclaimed siding, free recycled roofing, and old windows and doors.…”
From homestead-honey.com here.
A great site by and for homesteaders