The outside run has sat unused for several years now. Sean built it like a tank to keep all predators at bay even digging down and layering pressure treated wood about a foot deep in the ground for digging predators. It had good bones and I knew it would make a nice 10 foot by 16 foot goat house. Here it is, with the "temporary" fence (that's been there since 2010 also) that was put up to keep the horses and big goats from rubbing all over it and destroying the chicken wire. This is also after we have pulled all of the chicken wire and clap boards off of it.
Here is what it looked like right after Sean got done building it, he did a beautiful job. Look at tiny three year old Wesley!
|The chickens loved it too, but love free ranging more.|
|Still needs a coat of paint on the inside and outside.|
We built it in two days, two very long days. The goats like it and I'm happy to have a nice warm building for them this winter. While we were at it we put in a new fence in the horse pen to keep the baby goats completely away from the horses and bigger goats. I was really tired of seeing Tag being bullied, so the kids won't be in with them until fully grown. We designed the new fence to share the stock tank so I won't have to haul warm buckets of water this winter (the stock tank has a heater in it). I'm really enjoying the new set up, it sure looks a lot more professional.
|Daphne is always so curious about the cats.|
|Rocky and Desi. Desi in doing well with his new boots.|