We pick up the goats this weekend so I’m maximizing the amount of time I’m putting into the goat shed to finish it in time. The only way to do that is to get the work lights set up. It’s warmer lately, but the sun still goes down so early. A genny and a work light solves that problem.
I decided to use cedar fencing boards for kick boards on the inside of the shed. The cedar doesn’t rot, doesn’t need as much attention. It is relatively cheap so easy to replace if there is a problem. It’s also generally impervious to pests. I found 8 foot long cedar fence boards with no dog ear just a flat top. So I cut these in half and for $3.50 I have a foot covered.
The cedar really looks nice to, and has a nice smell.
The goat area is 12 foot x 12 foot. That’s a nice large area for the goats. If they have plenty of outside area to roam I’ve read they really only need about 10 square feet a piece. That seems awfully small. According to that rule I could put 14 goats in that area, I probably will just have our 3 goats, maybe 4, and then our occasional kids when the season is right.
You’ll also notice that we have a 6 foot wide x 12 foot long alley. This alley is going to be our milking alley. I can milk the goats, and store tools, water, extra feed. I think it’ll work well. Time will tell though.
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