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.””
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.
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!