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A Surprise Delivery!!!

March 2015

Yesterday we were surprised with a very special delivery……well, we are expecting our little wethers…..so….guess what??!!!  Are you ready?????  Were we ready?????  Well… we had better be….because….you may have guessed it already, but…..

ONE OF OUR GOATS CAME HOME TO THEIR NEW FARM!!!

Tony and I are pleased to announce the arrival of the very first goat to our farm…….please welcome….

Goatee the Goat!!

Goatee the Goat

Isn’t he a cutie!!! Tony surprised me with this little gift in the mail!! So sweet!!

Our thoughts lately have been all goat.  Where do we put them??  I mean it seems like an easy question, but it’s not….not at all.  We need to set up “base camp”….there is a lot to think about, like…Will the barn structure block our view? (that is all me..LOL)…..Do we make base camp within and around an already existing structure? (most of those are too close to the house  – I’m thinking flies and smells here)…..If we build a new structure, how much is THAT going to cost?? (I do not want to spend a ton of money, but I want our kids to be safe.

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I like this spot….it’s on a hill which will make it a slight bit challenging to build the barn, but the goats will love it….just look at their play ground…..

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….there is a bunch of brush for beyond the grass for them to enjoy.  It’s a great location!!  Far enough away, and down-wind from the house.  Tony thinks it’s too far, especially when the weather is bad….he has a point.

On the other hand, there is this spot…..

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Of course….I’ll have to move this important piece of the farm….

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….which will be okay.  The garden gets just a little too much shade for too long in the morning, and I need to make it a bit bigger this year.

Anyway, back to the goats….I need your help.  Where would you put Goat Base Camp?

March 2015

The foreground is closer to the house…..a lot closer to the house.  Looking straight through to the tree line is the location I first suggested….with the brushy playground, and further from the house.  One downside is that this is a good hill to sled on when it snows….but there is another!!  So…where would you set up…closer to the house…or out by the tree line?

Thanks for your visit…and your help!!

Your friend from Oregon,

Tami

Comments on: "A Surprise Delivery!!!" (4)

  1. I would put them in the middle……not too close, not too far. We lost two goats to coyotes last year and we are surrounded by farms without trees on our current property. They are low on the food chain……are you going to build a little barn for them? Ours are due to have babies next month…..first ever kidding goats for me. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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    • How exciting!!! From what I have learned about Spanish Goats, they kid pretty easily, so…I’m hoping that’s the case for you!! Make sure you post pictures!!! Yes, we will be building a barn or barns….we’ll see how that progresses!! Have a great day!

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  2. Keep them downwind HAHA Hey Sis Iam back on FB, Had a computer crash, still fixng ir but partially back up

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