Clover, inspecting the front porch of her new goat house.
I know. I said front porch. Of course Clover’s new goat house will have a front porch. Of course!
And of course Clover likes to call the new goat house her chalet.
The partially framed area on the right (below) will be the enclosed portion of the goat house. There, Clover and her babies will shelter from the winter cold, munch on hay and tell stories late into the night before emerging each dawn to romp in the snow.
The area to the left will be their front porch.
Clover will sit here of a morning, sipping hot tea and gazing upon the pretty view, knitting booties and blankies for her spring delivery.
The goat house is being framed out of landscaping posts that were on sale a while back. There will be a couple of windows and a door. Clover is already picking out curtains. She’s thinking of going with a floral theme, burgundies and sage greens.
She’s also planning to lock Coco out of her new house. She might, maybe, let her sit on the porch. But only if Coco behaves. And shares her cookies. But at night? No more sharing quarters with the giant puppy. Coco will have the night pen and the doghouse all to herself.
Hammering and nailing was a little too much excitement for the giant pup. Banned from the construction site for troublemaking beyond the call of duty, Coco worked on guarding the old cutup hose that had been placed in her charge. She loves this old hose. It keeps her from bothering the real hose.
Sometimes it tries to get away from her.
Whew. She wrestled it back under control. Good job, Coco!!!!
Back in the goat yard, the goats remained quite involved in the construction process.
Curious about bags of nails…..
…and tape measures and hammers…..
….and testing, er, licking, the materials for quality assurance.
Overall, they seemed quite pleased with the latest progress.
Nutmeg likes to show off her ballet moves when she’s excited.
Not to be outdone, and still excited about her curtains, Clover showed her little whippersnapper how a pro does it.
And like that.
Seriously, if she keeps this up, I’m not going to be able to resist getting her some ruffled pantaloons.
Well. You know. She’ll need something to keep in her closet. With her hats.
(More construction pics to come as the goat chalet progresses!)