Saturday, August 30, 2008

Day 49 - Goat Barn

Well, as the title says, this is my goat barn and corral. It's kinda off to the side just outside my back yard. It has four stalls and an entry door from the yard (just to the left of the tree). Wouldn't be big enough for larger animals, but it was designed for the goats. Chuck built it when we first got the goats. The wood siding is wood that came off the old 'cellar house' (used to store vegetables on the farm) that was falling down. I helped nail the siding on and those boards are hard as a rock!

The tree closest to the door is covered with wisteria and while it's not particularly healthy for the tree, it smells wonderful in the springtime when it blooms.

If you enlarge the picture you can see my goats (I'm down to five - YEA!).

6 comments:

Kat Simpson said...

Love the smell of wisteria. How many goats to you want to have now or will you be goatless one day ?

Iris said...

Kat - I'm happy with my current number of goats - don't really want any more. Wouldn't mind having none - but they do keep the place eaten down pretty well, certainly better than if they weren't there.

Of course, there'll always be more. Boy goat (billy) + girl goat (nannie) = baby goats (kids).

Kat Simpson said...

that's what I was wondering, Iris, if you kept them to keep teh brush down - wondered if that was their job. . . . I need to find a couple to borrow for a week to take care of my back yard!

Islipian said...
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Islipian said...

I've always loved the go-goaties. The first time I moved out of my mother's house I was renting the first-floor in a stable caretaker's cottage - and my girlfriend and I took care of the horses and coats in exchange for part of the rent. The goats were so funny! The little ones would jump up on the craziest things - stall doors, ponies' backs, car hoods!

Jai Johnson said...

Looks like they have a great place to live. :)