Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Getting ready for the goats

Goat paddock temporary Sept 13

Yesterday we set up the temporary paddock for the goats and today I headed to a farm near Crook in Co Durham to collect 11 bales of fresh meadow hay. I did a swap for them: a jar of honey, one of blackcurrant jam, one of bramble jelly and one of green tomato chutney. Back on the allotment I used some of the bales to build the temporary goat house. The rest were stacked up on a pallet and covered with a plastic sheet.

Tomorrow, Thursday, we collect the goats. This is going to be quite an experience for us.

hay and land rover Sept 13

Above - fully loaded. Our land rover and trailer loaded up with hay for our goats.


Anonymous said...

Best wishes on your new adventure with GOATS! Beware---they are very addicting. I've got 10 at the moment and I love them to pieces. The milk is awesome, too, as are the other products I make----yogurt, kefir, cheese, and soap!!

simplesuffolksmallholder said...

We kept goats for 18 years, enjoyed every minute except the time they escaped and hoof trimming! Good luck at the start of your goat adventure.