Sunday, May 6, 2012

New Digs

 I needed a place to move the boys.

My intentions were to build a pen 
around the small barn.

No such luck.
The weeds were already taller than I was.
I wore myself out chopping
and hadn't yet picked up the post pounder.


While in search of another option
I remembered I had once considered
using the old grain bins for a chicken coop.

Why not a goat pen bin?

Fifteen T posts, 100' of medium duty wire,
 all day working in the hot sun while slapping biting flies
and I was done.

Now for the million dollar question.

Would they go inside?

Oh ya.  Nothing intimidates a goat.

They went in.

They went out.


They ate.

They approved.

They enjoyed the view.


One more problem solved.

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26 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

totally cool! looks like they've got plenty of ventilation there, too. that would have been my only worry. nice job!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like everyone's happy:@)

Melodie said...

I love it! What a good idea! I wish I had some of those..then I could get more goats,lol!

Annette said...

What a cool goat pen!

becky3086 said...

Great! Why aren't the grain bins used anymore? Just curious.

Randy said...

Great idea!

Jennifer said...

Love it. Very nice :)

Chatty Crone said...

What a great idea - I'm glad they went in side. sandie

Deb said...

Now that is a cool pen

missing moments said...

What an awesome idea! Those are some lucky goats!

Angela said...

Cool goat pen! And a perfect shelter for them too! You go girl!

The Dancing Donkey said...

There's an excellent use for an old grain bunker. It makes a nice house for them.

Chai Chai said...

A real palace!

Nancy said...

Genius. Love the new clubhouse!

DebH said...

good use and that door?? That is a very cool house they have indeed!

Snooks said...

What a great find. And it was there all the time. The goats look pretty happy with their new diggs. What a great idea.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

What a great idea Michaele! I love the oval door on your grain bin...very different than anything I've ever seen before. Glad the goats love their new 'digs' and it wasn't TOO hard for you to set up. Have a wonderful week!
Maura :)

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Looks like a house made in heaven for them- they look very happy!

GardenofDaisies said...

Great idea to repurpose what you already have.

Charlotte said...

Sometimes we just have to think differently. I love the last picture. Which goat took it? ;)

Kay G. said...

You made this? That's amazing! And your photos are wonderful.
You sly old goat, you!
(Sorry, but I truly mean that in a very good way!)

Cindy said...

I will tell you a secret...hubby can't see this...lol

If I had one of those on my property...I would so turn it into a little house for us.

I have seen some really cute ones years ago on this show I use to watch. He would hate it..I love little places with big windows...lol

The goats are so cute...coming and going. You are so creative!!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Jocelyn said...

Love it! Now that's a smart idea. One question, though, will it get hot in there?

I am glad your boys love it. That's a great use of something you weren't using!

Candy C. said...

Looks like a great goat house! How funny that you had to provide those short little boys with blocks so they could get in and out! LOL!!

Sandra said...

i have aways wanted acreage and to have dogs and cows and goats. i love little goats. these are adorable.

Ashling said...

BRILLIANT!