From Goat Sheds to Polishing Thrones

Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day.

We have had so much rain lately. Work on the goat shed has been sporadic as we have to wait out the weather most days. The deadline to have the goat shed completed is drawing closer and closer. The plan to have a buck pen ready upon receiving our four goats has to be put on hold for a few more weeks.

When we bought our goats a few months ago, we were planning to bring them home mid-April. But the one doe that was due at the end of March/beginning of April ended up not having a viable pregnancy. So our pick up date for goats was moved up to when the other doe will be ready, which is in roughly 2 weeks. If you’re counting, that’s about a month sooner than we were planning on.

When we bring the goats home, all four will have to share the goat shed and yard until we get the buck pen ready. That will be ok, as our bucks will be newborns and that will afford us a few weeks before they have to be separated from the does.

So far, the husband and two boys have finished the anchor posts, roof, and horizontal framing. Challenges abound, as you can see we are working on sloped ground.

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It’s a painfully slow process, but it is coming together. One good thing: the recent rain has showed us that there are no leaks in the roof! That’s got to count for something, right? With the roof complete, the guys are able to work on the shed under the roof, as long as it isn’t windy and raining at the same time.

Yesterday was a really good working day for the guys, despite the rain that slowed progress. By the time the sun was going down, my husband had to close up shop outside and switch gears inside….

….to this…repairing a toilet that was leaking around the base. Oh joy.

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At least that chore is taken care of.

When I see my husband doing things like this, I smile so big inside. When he and I first started dating, he went with me to walk my dog. He was grossed out by me scooping up dog poo and carrying it around until finding a public trash can to toss it in. He was creeped out that I had to clean up dog poo, carry it around, and then wait until I was back at the apartment 20 minutes later before I could wash my hands. Now, that same guy is scraping sealant gel off the bottom of a commode. Oh how times have changed. Oh how many things in day to day living can humble us.

Hopefully the weather will cooperate and allow us to get the shed completed within the next two weeks. I am expecting to pick up our goats in early March. I should be around 30 weeks pregnant when we are bringing goats home. In the meantime, we are hoping to allow our broody hen the opportunity to hatch a few eggs. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you, our doe that was originally due in late March/early April–she will be coming home with us pregnant. She is due in early July. Lots of babies expected around here!

Thanks for stopping by!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Yvonne says:

    what a talented bunch!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. triciasengul says:

      Thank you, but we are just learning as we go! 🙂

      Like

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