Now, I know you see an old, junkie barn but you'll have to bear with us for a couple of years. In fact, if I try to look at the big picture, I start to meltdown, just have to look at it in small parts.
We now have some of the chickens at the barn, in the kennel, behind the egg-carton house. We put tarps on top but still got wet in there so we may have to come up with a Plan B.
One of the nephews is an electrician, and he did a lot of work on Friday, do you see the security light? Nephew rewired the fuse box and got other lights going, he'll come back for some more work in a couple of weeks. Thank you nephew; he saved us a lot of money.
The 4 goats are now over at the barn! Mike built the stalls off the ground.
SweetPea looks on as Mike screws in the feeder cups which will include minerals and baking soda for 'em. The goats get pellets and sweet feed twice a day plus fresh hay. Their hay rack is up on the right.
We actually own 8 goats now but only in possession of 4 at the moment. We did buy Caliente, so a 14hr roundtrip to West Virginia looms in our future.
Cahoot has to be weaned and he is only 1hr away. Boones and Cubby are Caliente's wethers, I got them just to keep her company for a while but I'll need to sell them as a pair at some point (I say that and then I'll get real attached to 'em).
looking out from the barn to an outbuilding, we may need to move the chickens up there.
The Irish Terriers, Brawn and Bliss, are officially working dogs now. 16yr old Henry gets to be retired. They have a big dog kennel in the back of the barn, has a great view. They get to run when we are there. Irish Terriers have been bred to be ratters, unfortunately, cannot mix with goats and chickens though.
Bliss in pink, and Brawn in red.
The gravel road that brings you to the barn which is sitting in the middle of 30 acres.
1/2 our poultry is at the barn and the other half is back at the house. Franklin and his girls are not at the barn yet. Franklin, our Bourbon Red tom, is VERY sensitive to change. He almost grieved hisself to death when we purchased him and brought him to our house, lost a lot of weight. Mike and I are living in an RV at a closeby campground.