Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I'm getting a goat soon!
What you see in front of you is my future goat's future home :)
Don Miguel and I built this shed in his backyard, seeing that I don’t have room for a goat where I live, unfortunately....
At any rate, I'm pretty excited. I’ve wanted a goat for a while, but I knew I had to build his shed first. So - now that THAT detail is out of the way I’m planning on going up to San Marcos and getting my goat THIS WEEKEND (should be awesome)
Everyone should know a couple things – first of all, it’ll be a male goat. I thought about getting a lady goat buuuuuut it probably wouldn’t have worked out for various logistic reasons. Second, this will be an eating goat – in about 10 months he’ll be butcher bound and we’re gonna have jerk stew for dinner. Lastly, I don’t have a name picked out for him…..yet (!!)
I’ll be posting a picture of him soon and I would love to have your input as to what he should be named. All submissions welcome.
Ok, so that’s the most important part of the post, but I figured I might as well include some pictures of the building process (Don Miguel’s kids helped out too). Here we are splitting bamboo for the fence; Don Miguel cracked each piece with the axe:
And I pulled them apart (arrrr)
Here the kids and I are sawing the corner support posts:
The basic frame:
Starting to come together:
Lashing the bamboo slats with bailing wire:
Done! This will be a goat house in like 3 days. I’m pumped.
Posted by Justin at 9:06 AM