Sometimes I pretend I speak fluent French. Come on… you do it too. Actually, I failed French in high school. Actually, I speak much better Hillbilly than French.
We are slowly pulling together our new house and in doing so, I am getting closer and closer to being able to justify starting the garden. But before all that happens, we need to prepare for the goats. My “goat doe on hold” is due to give birth sometime at the end of the week and I should be bringing her home along with her kid soon after.
That’s where the goat shed comes in. In just over a week, I will have a goat in milk and her goat kid which will need housing and fencing. I have the fencing ready to go up now, but their planned pen area is going to need some adjusting. It turns out that where I originally wanted to put the fence is solid rock about three inches down. Erg. So I will need to see where I can put stakes in and reevaluate the space. Otherwise, I have the posts, the electric wire fencing, the solar charger with battery, and the wire connectors for the T posts.
The existing shed will be used for milking and as a gateway to the goat yard. I just need to cut a door into the back– which is much easier than it sounds.
Now I need some sort of temporary shelter for two Nubian goats. We have a constant breeze here, and sometimes even a heavy wind, so it will need to be a decent shelter. Shade and wind will be my primary concerns, but it would also be nice if it closed up for the night. There seem to be quite a few coyotes, foxes, and who knows what else, in the yard constantly. We are thinking that some sort of triangle shape will be the least expensive to make and will also be a sturdy structure.
We shall see!