Saturday, 24 June 2017

Adios Goatel -- Hola Goatcienda!

While to goats were happy with their goatel — the aromatherapy was more than we could stand on warmer, still days…

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Using several shades of tin (of course, solar gain and cooling is important for any building). Making two walls “above grade” so flood waters can flow through — yes, we DO get rain in buckets sometime. Building near the tree preserve (damn goats still barking and killing trees! ;<( under the majestic paper bark gum that the goats simply can’t swallow… This led to the Goatcienda — the new home for the goats!

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Of course, windows were fitted so the little monsters can peer out and plan their next misadventure. Security was a priority (we used da-bestest-gate from Stanmore to make it accessible yet enclosed)— keeping them in is critical AND keeping dogs out (word has it there are wild dogs about). All I see is Jaffa trying to sneak an extra treat of goat poo when Nick is not looking — then kissing Nick constantly… YUCK!

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The goats all approve of the new accomodation. Tikkus ALWAYS commands the best level for looking out the window. Not so Little Joe is all over the place doing his goat yoga. Jamila finds whatever position remains… she is not fussed (until its feeding time and then she becomes an eating machine!)

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