for people who love the littlest dairy goats
Hi Lori, We went with a 4x4 goat fencing . Yes it is a little expensive but worth it. We bought it at Tractor Supply. Now we think we might be making they pen a little bigger, LOL
We got the fence posts done tonight...we are exhausted. I'll get out there tomorrow and take some pics for everyone to see. Still "on the fence" about the fencing....hubby likes the look of the 2x4 fencing better cause it comes in black. He thinks it will look better. I'll get some pics tomorrow. :)
Okay so here are some pics....here is the view from the back porch. The shed is going to be my milking parlor and the lean to is 12x16, this weekend we are framing in up and it will become the goat barn. The goat pasture is 50ft x 275ft. We have to put the fencing up this weekend....I think we are going with the 4x4 goat fencing and if needed we'll but a strand of electric about 2ft up on the inside to keep them from rubbing the fence, in theory LOL
Yeah, that's a lot of fence posts! I didn't count how many but it's a lot LOL.
We have 3 girls on hold at the breeders and two of them are pregnant and due in April. We don't plan on keeping any bucks ever, one of our senior does has a neurological disorder that will kill her if she ever gives birth so we don't want to take any chances with any bucks around. If we have any we will keep them 2 months to nurse from their mamas and then sell them.
I will, we are hoping the weather holds out and we are able to frame up the barn this weekend. My husband has to get with his uncle Saturday morning to frame everything up. We have a stack of old windows from a friend's home that were put in during the 70s but are in good shape and we are going to put one on each end.
We still have to put in a hay feeder and construct a stanchion. In the midst of all this we are getting bids for a garage/workshop/storage area. I want somewhere to keep my 2 deep freezers other than my front porch! My husband enjoys woodworking and would really like to start doing some things and selling them on the side. I would love to do chicken coops/tractors cause they are quick and pretty easy to custom build.
We are also trying to get everything in under budget and pay off our house/land in 10 yrs. Things are crazy now. :)