It has come to the point that we decided to repurpose some of our pigeon coops as well as a large pergola, to allow us to create some good long term shelter for the goats and sheep. They need this shelter specifically during winter. During the spring, summer and fall, they will be on the pasture, and also assist us in clearing out invasive weeds.
We begin here with the goat nanny house. Our boer nannies (does) are meat goats, originating in Africa. They are large, horned, and very friendly. We will be breading them for the first time in the fall and expect the "kids" in early spring. Their shelter allows them interior space as well as a large porch where their hay bale sits.
A small coop of pigeons lives in the same barn and can be seen from this angle, the other half of the goat barn houses white roller pigeons.
The hay is very important for the functioning of their digestive system. Whatever hay they leave, as well as the bedding from their barn will be used for mulch for our Conucos. The manure will add fertility and the hay will add organic matter and these will build the fertility of the Conucos and create healthy environments for the soil life.