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Goat Barn - Finished

Friday, November 27th, 2009

We finished up the goat barn last weekend, here are a few photos of it.

Random Pictures

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Here’s a few random pictures from the past few weeks:

Goat Barn - Part 3 - Siding

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

This weekend we got most of the siding on the barn. The last side is a little bit more complicated since it’s where the man door goes and I haven’t completely figured out how to frame that yet. We’re using a used door we got from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore so I have to [...]

Goat Barn Part 2 - It’s under roof

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

We’ve spent most of the last couple weekends working on the goat barn. Last weekend we got the roof installed and shingled. The next thing to do is install the girts on the walls and then install the siding. We’re going to use T1-11 plywood siding which is pretty common on utility buildings like this. [...]

Goat Barn - Part 1

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Keri and I started working on the goat barn today. We’re building a 12×18 barn for them so they have some shelter for the winter. Right now they just have a small lean-to that I cobbled together which isn’t enough protection for winter. The new building will be basic pole-barn style construction with a framed [...]

Installing Underground Utilities

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

One of the jobs I’ve had on my list was to run water and electricity out to the barn and the surrounding area. Since we have a high water table here, I had to wait until late summer to do the job so the water table would be low enough. A few weeks ago I [...]


Sunday, October 18th, 2009

It’s been awhile since we put up pictures of the goats. Here is a picture that we took today of them, Peanut and Cocoa are taking a nap.

Nilla didn’t want to take a nap but she wanted to get in the way of my picture taking of the other goats!

Cocoa is about 7 months old [...]

Keri’s New Ride!

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

As of yesterday I have a new ride. We traded in the Saturn Vue which was a front wheel drive vehicle and did quite poorly on our not well maintained backroads during the wintertime . We purchased a 2009 Chevy Traverse all wheel drive, 7 passenger SUV. The outside color is Red Jewel Tintcoat and [...]

Goats in their new fenced pasture.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Well a few days ago we finally completed fencing in an area for the goats to get them out of our backyard! The new fenced area is approximately 100 x 75 feet. It provides a lot of area for them to both run and graze.
The goats seem to be adjusting just fine to their new [...]

Two egg day today

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Well we got our first egg on Friday, then one egg Saturday and one egg Sunday. No eggs yesterday. But today was our first two egg day! In the picture below the egg on the left I think is from a first time layer and the one on the right I do believe is from [...]