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Away in a Manger

The stud digging in

Josh built the goats a manger to keep the hay off the ground.  While this keeps the hay fresh and fragrant, it does not begin to mask the odor of goat-in-rut.  Ode de Goat, the particular brand of cologne worn by our buck, is… wow.  The Force is strong with that one.  To quote Anchorman, “It’s a formidable scent.  It stings the nostrils. They’ve done studies, you know.  It works 60% of the time, every time.””
Suzanne, one of our Nubians

Josh built the manger using the railings from an old reclaimed play structure and strips of wire mesh.  This was one of those projects that just worked out perfectly.  The railings just happened to be the perfect length to fit a square bale into the manger.  The wire mesh keeps the bale from falling through the bottom onto the ground.  Amazingly, the slats of the railing were perfectly spaced for the goats to access the hay.
View from the Manger

The girls and our stinky buck love the new manger and spend their days chomping contentedly in the winter light.  We’re just tickled because the manger didn’t cost us a thing.  Nothing like utilizing recycled materials!

  • Rosa - A well-built manger and cute goats!

    Cheers,

    RosaReplyCancel

  • Auntie Katydid - I love your goats. Even El Rod with his sexy (to the girl goats, at least) funk.ReplyCancel

  • Loretta Baker - I well remember the fragrance of “buck!”ReplyCancel

  • amy - yes, “Nothing like utilizing recycled materials!” love that feeling, too.=)ReplyCancel

  • Marlene - Hi there,
    You have one heck of a smart guy there. I think it is great how the two of you utilize the wood you have at home and make things work.
    I would like to say the male goat is cute but NOT. I sure am glad I am human.
    Love alwaysReplyCancel

  • Michele - Way to go!

    We use an old pump house for a hen house. There is nothing like recycling.ReplyCancel

  • Kath - Awesome manger!! Do the goats jump on top of it?ReplyCancel

  • Sophie - A job well done! Hoeray!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine - Never smelled “buck”… :-)….does a stinky hubby count? He had quite the aroma when he got home from work last night. (He works with ink and solvents…they are quite powerful.)

    I just love the winter sunshine….and the goats certainly look happy with their new manger. I know you’re happy with the cost!ReplyCancel

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