Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Pens

For many it means harvesting and food canning and drying. Butchering and storing. Not for us this year, unfortunately i haven't gotten a garden put in for 4 years, every since my husband's amputation. Hopefully that will be an accomplished goal for next year.. We are however concentrating on goat and animal housing.  Cleaning and mending and creating pens and shelters before winter gains an ugly grip.We are nearly done, still need to clean and mend one pen, then add bedding to all pens...but the bulk of the work is now finished

Each pen will hold about 10 goats a piece. here we have metal hog sheds as shelters..There are 4 good sized pens in a row with a section built to be dog kennels, there are 3 decent sized dog kennels that we hope to use either for bonding pens, buck pen, or a safe place for my LGD while in season.

Here is a view of one of my new walk through gates. This is a real THUMPS UP for us as we've been here near 10 years and this is the first year that all of our gates work like they are supposed to. No More heavy lugging and it is a good thing because they were really getting heavy if you know what i mean.

Here is an up close view of the dog kennel/bonding pen. Since we wont need a dog kennel but maybe 12 days twice a year, the rest of the time it can be used for bottle babies or for a doe with kids as a bonding pen, this particular pen has been re in forced both floor and ceiling with the attempts to keep my LGD female in. It always amazes me how easily she climbs an 8ft. fence.   

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