Well I finally did it! Our new additions are Goats on the Farm. šŸ˜€

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These two little guys are so stinking cute!!! Why do I have goats you ask? The opportunity came up, I have room, I need overgrowth of privet, briars, blackberry, poison ivy, kudzu to disappear, they are cute, just because, never had goats and why not?!

It may also have to do with the fact that the kid is now in college and I want SOMETHINGĀ else to love and take care of. I did not say SOMEONEĀ cause we are not having any more children or any other people in the house.

Dear hubby said yes and I was excited šŸ˜€ We had to get more fencing to make a temporary, movable paddock and could not do electric because there is just too much brush to get in the way. We decided on the cattle panels AND the best part? One of my sweet friends bartered 6 panels with me. Cool and happy, happy, happy.

Then the housing part…the goats would go in the barn at night but during the day, Ā they needed a shelter that could be moved as we moved the paddock. John found a big piece of some kind of bendable heavy duty plastic sheeting and attached it to the bottom of the “future” chicken tractor, well maybe now just a permanent goat shelter.

Adding and moving some of the boards from the base of chicken tractor
Adding and moving some of the boards from the base of chicken tractor
bending the plastic to fit
bending the plastic to fit
securing with wood
securing with wood
Johnny in the house!
Johnny in the house!
Nice
Nice

 

Everything was put into place before the goats arrived. I put a water trough in the paddock a water bucket in their stall with shavings.

The goat yard
The goat yard

Some feed in case we need it – I think they’ll have enough with the weeds. Finally they are here!!!

Meet the goats – Cookies and Cream.

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Cream

Not sure yet of the barn upon arrival. Nervous mama here.

Happily foraging in their paddock.

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Checking out the house –

 

I go out every hour or so to check on them but I can also see them from where I am typing this post. So happy – bliss – love this life!

Enjoy,

Anne-Marie

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